adjective, mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est.
Idioms for merry
- to be happy or festive: The New Year's revelers were making merry in the ballroom.
- to make fun of; ridicule: The unthinking children made merry of the boy who had no shoes.
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Example sentences from the Web for merrier
This conversation often bleeds easily into a “the more the merrier” logic followed by some joke about polygamy.
For Tonight, the more may be the merrier where changes are concerned.
And when it comes to faith, family, and financial success, the more the merrier as far as the GOP is concerned.Forget 2012: Long-Term Demographic Trends Favorable to Republicans|Michael Medved|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I'm not actually annoyed about it, because I really like pizza, and the more pizza, the merrier.
Instead, Obama enjoyed a brief flashback and insulted his merrier minions.
The more the merrier—and there may be some who don't know how nice castor oil is.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
We put up at the hostel of the Crown, and, in sooth, a merrier night I never spent withal.William Shakespeare as he lived.|Henry Curling
They swung their hammers and chattered away at the same time, the busier the merrier; they were never idle or tired of their work.Fairy Tales from the German Forests|Margaret Arndt
Mr. Webster fell chiefly to my share, and there is no merrier man than he; and Judge Story would enliven a dinner-table at Pekin.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
Mr. Chainmail handed to Mr. Trillo another ballad of the twelfth century, of a merrier character than the former.Crotchet Castle|Thomas Love Peacock