Merry

Definition of Merry

Mer´ry   Pronunciation: mĕr´rŷ
a.1.Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play; sportive.
They drank, and were merry with him.
- Gen. xliii. 34.
I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
- Shak.
2.Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.
Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
- Jas. v. 13.
3.Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, a merry jest.
Merry dancers
See under Dancer.
Merry men
followers; retainers.
His merie men commanded he
To make him bothe game and glee.
- Chaucer.
n.1.(Bot.) A kind of wild red cherry.

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