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  1. a female given name, form of Merry.
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  • Behold me with staff and scrip, footing it merrily in the Land of Pardons.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service

  • Yet he can tilt or play his part at hand-strokes as merrily as ever.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Happy, thrice happy, those who can foot it merrily all the way!

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Merrily flew the years and almost before I realised it came graduation.

  • Why are these people here, and why does the bell ring so merrily?

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Word Origin and History for merrily


Old English myriglice "pleasantly, melodiously;" see merry + -ly (2).

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