cheery

[ cheer-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪər i /

adjective, cheer·i·er, cheer·i·est.

in good spirits; cheerful; happy.
promoting cheer; enlivening.

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Origin of cheery

First recorded in 1840–50; cheer + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for cheerily

cheery
/ (ˈtʃɪərɪ) /

adjective cheerier or cheeriest

showing or inspiring cheerfulness

Derived forms of cheery

cheerily, adverbcheeriness, noun
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