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cheery

[cheer-ee] /ˈtʃɪər i/
adjective, cheerier, cheeriest.
1.
in good spirits; gay.
2.
promoting cheer; enlivening.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; cheer + -y1
Related forms
cheerily, adverb
cheeriness, noun
uncheerily, adverb
uncheeriness, noun
uncheery, adjective
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cheery

/ˈtʃɪərɪ/
adjective cheerier, cheeriest
1.
showing or inspiring cheerfulness
Derived Forms
cheerily, adverb
cheeriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un cheerily

cheery

adj.

mid-15c., from cheer (n.) + -y (2). The colloquial alternative to cheerful. Related: Cheerily; cheeriness.

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