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Definition of "merry" []

  • Full of high-spirited gaiety; jolly. (adjective)
  • Marked by or offering fun and gaiety; festive: a merry evening. (adjective)
  • Archaic Delightful; entertaining. (adjective)
  • Brisk: a merry pace. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "merry" in a sentence
  • "But ere morning broke in upon them, many of the merry group were lying in a beastly state under the chairs and tables, or others had gone to bed; but this is what _they_ called spending a _merry night_."
  • "I use the term merry men not just as a very poor pun, but also because it perfectly encapsulates the group as an antagonistic presence in Hellsing."
  • "A new song is better to him than a new jacket, especially if bawdy, which he calls merry; and hates naturally the puritan, as an enemy to this mirth."