adjective, mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est.
SYNONYMS FOR merry
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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 merry
So astronomers only had a brief window of time to gather as much data as they could about the object before it went on its merry way.The debate continues: ‘Oumuamua could be remnant of Pluto-like planet|Jennifer Ouellette|March 18, 2021|Ars Technica
We don’t want to wait months or years to find that merry band of outsiders who love the same odd little movie we do.Will the Pandemic Spawn a New Genre of Cult Classics? Barb and Star Suggests Yes|Stephanie Zacharek|March 6, 2021|Time
Early in the pandemic, a lot of people said things like, let’s just require the people who are the most vulnerable to stay at home, and the rest of us should be able to go about our merry way.
We may admire colorful light displays from the safety of our cars, or watch the Rat King leap across our television screens, but there is no shortage of opportunities to feel merry and bright.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Thursday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia|Dana Hedgpeth, Teddy Amenabar|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
After a while I saw that there was just a merry-go-round of abused women coming in and coming out, none of whom were healing.
Bohac said the bill does not require anyone to say “Merry Christmas” if they are not up for it.
Because we all grew up initially thinking it was “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.”
But asked if he would say “Merry Christmas” to someone who he knew did not celebrate the holiday, he paused for several seconds.
Deck your halls instead with boughs of holly, shouting “Merry Christmas” (or “Happy Hanukkah”) well into the night.
In his last tweet, he wished his followers a “Merry Christmas.”
We were in the midst of it, and having a merry time, when the door suddenly opened and Liszt appeared.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
There was a host of friends and acquaintances around the little home, making merry and admiring the baby.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
The comical little pig and the merry monkey hid under the bush and ate acorns as they watched the circus procession go past.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
How gracefully she led off the merry dance whilst clogs were on her spirits, weighing upon every movement.