cheery

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cheer·y

 (chîr′ē)
adj. cheer·i·er, cheer·i·est
Showing or suggesting good spirits; cheerful: a cheery hello.

cheer′i·ly adv.
cheer′i·ness n.
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cheery

(ˈtʃɪərɪ)
adj, cheerier or cheeriest
showing or inspiring cheerfulness
ˈcheerily adv
ˈcheeriness n
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cheer•y

(ˈtʃɪər i)

adj. cheer•i•er, cheer•i•est.
1. being in good spirits; cheerful.
2. promoting cheer; enlivening: a cheery letter.
[1840–50]
cheer′i•ly, adv.
cheer′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cheery - bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
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cheery

adjective cheerful, happy, pleasant, lively, sunny, upbeat (informal), good-humoured, carefree, breezy, genial, chirpy (informal), jovial, full of beans (informal) He is loved by everyone for his cheery disposition and sense of humour.
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cheery

adjective
1. Being in or showing good spirits:
2. Providing joy and pleasure:
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Translations
حَيَوي، مُبْهِج، جَذْلان
veselýživý
fornøjeliggladmunter
kátur, glaîvær

cheery

[ˈtʃɪərɪ] ADJ (cheerier (compar) (cheeriest (superl))) [person] → alegre, jovial; [room, atmosphere] → acogedor; [voice] → risueño, alegre; [letter] → alegre
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cheery

[ˈtʃɪəri] adj (= cheerful) [person] → joyeux/euse; [wave, smile, greeting, voice] → gai(e)
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cheery

adj (+er)fröhlich, vergnügt; tune, colour alsolustig
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cheery

[ˈtʃɪərɪ] adjallegro/a
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cheer

(tʃiə) noun
1. a shout of approval, encouragement or welcome. Three cheers for the Queen!
2. mood. Be of good cheer.
verb
to give a shout of approval etc (to). The crowd cheered the new champion.
ˈcheerful adjective
full of, or causing, happiness. a cheerful smile; cheerful news.
ˈcheerfully adverb
ˈcheerfulness noun
ˈcheerless adjective
gloomy. a cheerless room.
cheers! interjection
1. used as a toast when drinking.
2. cheerio!.
3. thanks!.
ˈcheery adjective
lively and happy.
ˈcheerily adverb
ˈcheeriness noun
cheer up
to make or become (more cheerful). He cheered up when he saw her; The flowers will cheer her up.
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References in classic literature ?
I now by instinct followed the streets that took me waterward, for there, doubtless, were the cheapest, if not the cheeriest inns.
If an order were given, John would be on his crutch in an instant, with the cheeriest "Aye, aye, sir!" in the world; and when there was nothing else to do, he kept up one song after another, as if to conceal the discontent of the rest.
"What!" cried my uncle, in his loudest and cheeriest tones, "you have forgotten your own name already?
And, therefore, to this man,--whose whole poor and impalpable enjoyment of existence heretofore, and until both his heart and fancy died within him, had been a dream,--whose images of women had more and more lost their warmth and substance, and been frozen, like the pictures of secluded artists, into the chillest ideality,--to him, this little figure of the cheeriest household life was just what he required to bring him back into the breathing world.
'The cheeriest, stoutest-hearted fellow in the world.'
The fool stood still upon the top step to let out the loudest and cheeriest view-holloa that ever smote my ears.
For the record, people in the Highlands and Islands are the country's cheeriest.
Bank of Scotland director Ricky Diggins said: "Residents of the Highlands and Islands will be even happier once they find out they officially live in the cheeriest part of Scotland.
A massive poll conducted last year by the BBC, came up with the same overall pessimistic verdict, but drilled down further to discover that English folk were most gloomy, despite demographic dominance of every British institution from the BBC to the Commons while independence and Remain-voting Scots -- thwarted in both referendums -- were actually the cheeriest folk in Britain.
All shared that they were excited to meet Filipino fansfor the first or second timeas they heard that we are among the loudest and cheeriest fans in the world.
It's easy to tell what side of the fence Bastille are on when it comes to world (and especially British) politics and it doesn't look like the cheeriest of outlooks for any of us.
And unfortunately, the people of Coventry don't appear to be the cheeriest.