Definition of cheerful in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHirfəl/


1Noticeably happy and optimistic: how can she be so cheerful at six o’clock in the morning? a cheerful voice
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  • Linda was a bubbly, happy, cheerful girl who came from a big loving family.
  • A shy and gentle person, always cheerful and happy, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
  • He always remained the same happy cheerful bloke despite his success.
happy, jolly, merry, bright, glad, sunny, joyful, joyous, lighthearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, buoyant, ebullient, elated, gleeful;
breezy, cheery, jaunty, animated, radiant, smiling;
jovial, genial, good-humored;
carefree, unworried, untroubled, without a care in the world
informal upbeat, chipper, chirpy, peppy, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of beans
dated gay
formal blithe, jocund
1.1Causing happiness by its nature or appearance: a chatty, cheerful letter the room was painted in cheerful colors
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  • Lurking just below the surface, they are traps for the unwary and their cheerful colour is a magnet for children.
  • He wants to buy a big old house with cheerful colours and a large garden for the children.
  • This cheerful, amusing picture appeared before my eyes this morning and made me smile.
pleasant, attractive, agreeable, cheering, bright, sunny, happy, friendly, welcoming

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Syllabification: cheer·ful

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