in good spirits; cheerful; happy.
promoting cheer; enlivening.
- cheer·i·ly, adverb
- cheer·i·ness, noun
- un·cheer·i·ly, adverb
- un·cheer·i·ness, noun
- un·cheer·y, adjective
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How to use cheery in a sentence
This cheery cover is hidden behind a clear plastic pocket where you can stash photos or a schedule.Best teacher planner to help you stay organized this school year | Florie Korani | August 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
That said, Army of the Dead’s trailer suggests a somewhat cheerier affair than recent Snyder fare.
Mancuso doesn’t have time to consider objections or even address the fraught history of adapting natural principles to human politics, from social Darwinism to ecofascism, which lingers beneath the cheery surface of this well-intentioned work.
Users visit the Advent Calendar for a free daily gift and a cheery Flash animation.Flash is dead. These games from the early 2000s hope to live on. | Elise Favis, Shannon Liao | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Moments later, a cheery voice quiets the chatter as the whole family settles in to listen.A voice game boom is giving kids a break from screen time | Tanya Basu | March 27, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Alan Gross was in a cheery mood, having survived a grim five-year stint in a Cuban prison.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor | Michael Moynihan | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The cheery 69-year-old father of eight sits in the center with his wife and delicately brandishes a small, brown book.
The name “Meduza” might not sound so cheery, Timchenko admits.
It would work, he said with cheery midwestern optimism, because “people are generally good.”
More than anything else he is cheery—mordant and ironic at times, but undauntedly optimistic.
Soon heavy feet are heard trooping up the stairs; doors are heard to bang; cheery voices wish each other good-night.Uncanny Tales | Various
Jack said in his cheery way as he came up with the boy, whose ungracious answer was, "How do you know my name is Tom?"The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
He met Jack occasionally, and always received a bow of recognition and a cheery "How are you, Tom?"The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
A younger and tidier Uncle James, indeed—the same cheery manner, the same robust integrity, and the same small ambition.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
The bird had such a cheery, brave voice that the man felt better the moment he flew in.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children | Mabel Powers
British Dictionary definitions for cheery
showing or inspiring cheerfulness
- cheerily, adverb
- cheeriness, noun
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