cheery

[cheer-ee]
adjective, cheerier, cheeriest.
1.
in good spirits; gay.
2.
promoting cheer; enlivening.

Origin:
1840–50; cheer + -y1

cheerily, adverb
cheeriness, noun
uncheerily, adverb
uncheeriness, noun
uncheery, adjective
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cheery (ˈtʃɪərɪ)
 
adj , cheerier, cheeriest
showing or inspiring cheerfulness
 
'cheerily
 
adv
 
'cheeriness
 
n

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cheery
1611, from from cheer. The colloquial alternative to from cheerful.
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Example sentences
Some characters always followed the cheery puppies and rainbows, while some
  always appeared after the aversive sewage and spiders.
The bold, cheery music of the robins always seems typical of the bold, cheery
  birds themselves.
It's no wonder a game this bright and cheery has drawn in players from all
  walks of life.
The room is painted a cheery bright green and his children's toy boxes line the
  walls.
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