gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful(adj)
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
"when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
gay, festal, festive, merry(adj)
offering fun and gaiety
"a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy(adj)
quick and energetic
"a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
Jolly and full of high-spirits
We had a very merry Christmas.
Festive and full of fun and laughter
The play moved along at a merry pace.
happy or showing enjoyment
Originally a nickname for a merry person.
from the adjective, also a diminutive of Mary and Mercy.
laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play ; sportive
cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy
causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, / merry jest
a kind of wild red cherry
Merry is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in Tokyo in 2001. The current member lineup consists of Gara on vocals, Yuu and Kenichi on guitar, Tetsu on bass, and Nero on the drums.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mer′i, adj. sportive: cheerful: noisily gay: causing laughter: lively.—adv. Merr′ily.—ns. Merr′imake, Merr′y-make (Spens.), a meeting for making merry, a festival, mirth.—v.i. to make merry, to feast.—ns. Merr′iment, Merr′iness, gaiety with laughter and noise: mirth: hilarity; Merr′y-an′drew, one who makes sport for others: a buffoon: one who goes round with a mountebank or a quack doctor—also Merr′yman; Merr′y-go-round, a revolving ring of hobby-horses, &c., on which children ride round at fairs, &c.; Merr′y-mak′ing, a merry entertainment, a festival; Merr′y-thought, the forked bone of a fowl's breast, which two persons pull at in play, the one who breaks off the longer part being thought likely to be first married. [A.S. merg, from the Celtic, as in Gael. and Ir. mear, merry, Gael. mir, to sport.]
mer′i, n. an English wild-cherry. [Fr. merise.]
The numerical value of merry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of merry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of merry in a Sentence
You can’t say Merry Christmas, can’t sing Christmas carols, you can’t say anything anymore.
I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad.
She gave me her card, and she said I would like for you to tell her [ the customer in the car behind her ] a message. And I was like ‘ Okay. ’ She said I want you to tell her to have a ‘ Merry Christmas ’.
'A merry Christmas, uncle God save you' cried a cheerful voice. 'Bah' said Scrooge. 'Humbug'
That wasn’t a bad job, until a guy came up and stuck a .38-caliber pistol in my face and made me hand over all the money. Merry Christmas, right? Of course, I suddenly appreciated the other jobs I thought I hated.
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- مرح, فرحArabic
- merieWestern Frisian
- נמרץ, עליז, ערני, שמחHebrew
- joyoza, joyalaIdo
- 즐거운, 명랑한Korean
- festivo, alegrePortuguese
- весёлый, ра́достный, оживлённый, энерги́чный, живо́йRussian
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