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Princeton's WordNet

  1. happily, merrily, mirthfully, gayly, blithely, jubilantlyadverb

    in a joyous manner

    "they shouted happily"


  1. merrilyadverb

    In a cheerful or merry manner.

    Merrily we row our boat... We're having so much fun we're singing about it.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Merrilyadverb

    Etymology: from merry.

    Merrily, merrily, shall we live now,
    Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. William Shakespeare.

    When men come to borrow of your masters, they approach sadly, and go away merrily. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    You have ended my business, and I will merrily accompany you home. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    A paisan of France thinks of no more than his coarse bread and his onions, his canvass clothes and wooden shoes, labours contentedly on working days, and dances or plays merrily on holidays. William Temple, Miscel.

    Merrily sing, and sport, and play,
    For ’tis Oriana’s nuptial day. George Granville.


  1. merrily

    Merrily is an adverb that describes an action done in a cheerful, jolly or lively manner, often implying a sense of joy, pleasure, or optimism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merrilyadverb

    in a merry manner; with mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. See Mirth, and Merry

  2. Etymology: [From Merry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merrily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merrily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of merrily in a Sentence

  1. Rahul Mehra:

    I...hang my head in shame after witnessing video clips of goons merrily entering JNU campus, creating mayhem and grievously injuring innocent students, damaging public property and then exiting the campus.

  2. George John Whyte-Melville:

    Then drink, puppy, drink, and let ev'ry puppy drink, That is old enough to lap and to swallow; For he'll grow into a hound, so we'll pass the bottle round, And merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.

  3. William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 5 scene 1:

    Merrily, merrily shall I live now, Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

  4. Calvin Hawley:

    I was watching crews merrily drive past the front of my driveway to stop and repair other curbs on the other side of the bay that werent as damaged as mine or as old.

  5. Peggy Noonan, speechwriter for the Reagan administration:

    I first saw President Reagan as a foot, highly polished brown cordovan wagging merrily on a hassock. I spied it through the door. It was a beautiful foot, sleek. Such casual elegance and clean lines! But not a big foot, not formidable, maybe a little ...frail. I imagined cradling it in my arms, protecting it from unsmooth roads.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    A affront
    B abase
    C emanate
    D elate

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