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[mer-uh-lee] /ˈmɛr ə li/
a female given name, form of Merry. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "That's what your mother would do if she were here," she cried, Merrily.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • Yet he can tilt or play his part at hand-strokes as Merrily as ever.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Everybody rose, my wound was bound up, the cloth was changed, and the dinner went on Merrily.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Happy, thrice happy, those who can foot it Merrily all the way!

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • She had dances for that mood also—she would laugh and caper as Merrily as any young witch.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
Word Origin and History for Merrily



Old English myriglice "pleasantly, melodiously;" see merry + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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