adjective, mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est.
- 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.
Origin of merry
SYNONYMS FOR merry
Definition for merry (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for merry
Because we all grew up initially thinking it was “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.”
Bohac said the bill does not require anyone to say “Merry Christmas” if they are not up for it.
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.”
The sound of merry voices and laughing came from within, and his first hesitating knock was unanswered.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
I can't be merry so near any splenetic talk; so I made that long line, and now all's well again.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
He was no less delighted to see the boys than Aunt Lucy had been, and the meal was a merry one.The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell|L. P. Wyman
Now stretch out in line, my merry ones, with arrow on string, and I shall show you such sport as only the King can give.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
His “Merry Christmas” to Mrs. Purtett was followed up by a ravished kiss and the gift of a silver butter-knife.