cheery

[cheer-ee]

adjective, cheer·i·er, cheer·i·est.

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

Origin of cheery

First recorded in 1840–50; cheer + -y1
Related formscheer·i·ly, adverbcheer·i·ness, nounun·cheer·i·ly, adverbun·cheer·i·ness, nounun·cheer·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cheerily

cheery

adjective cheerier or cheeriest

showing or inspiring cheerfulness
Derived Formscheerily, adverbcheeriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cheerily

cheery

adj.

mid-15c., from cheer (n.) + -y (2). The colloquial alternative to cheerful. Related: Cheerily; cheeriness.

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