Definition of perry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈperē/

noun (plural perries)

An alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of pears.
Example sentences
  • There are also certain drinks, such as mead, cider, and perry, which depend on sugar fermentations for their alcohol content.
  • The event also offered cider, perry, imported beers and Lurgashall country wines.
  • The Anglo-Saxon word beor referred to a sweet, strong drink, not made from cereals, and probably a fruit wine/cider/perry.


Middle English: from Old French pere, from an alteration of Latin pirum 'pear'.

Words that rhyme with perry

beriberi, berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, Derry, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry, Pondicherry, sherry, terry, very, wherry, wolfberry

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Syllabification: per·ry

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