Definition of cheery in English:

cheery

Syllabification: cheer·y
Pronunciation: /ˈCHirē
 
/

adjective (cheerier, cheeriest)

Happy and optimistic: a cheery smile
More example sentences
  • Soft music would now be heard on the background, and happy and cheery voices as well.
  • He loves the wilds of Upper Wharfedale, where the locals always greet him and his crew with a cheery wave and a smile.
  • He is always ready with a cheery smile and wave, and is famous for sheltering passengers with his own umbrella.

Derivatives

cheerily

Pronunciation: /ˈCHi(ə)rəlē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • The other car drove by and we waved cheerily at the old men.
  • I wave cheerily to the grey-haired security man who, perhaps momentarily confused, waves back and raises the barrier.
  • Polite to the last, he cheerily refused a replacement.

cheeriness

noun
More example sentences
  • That number rings fifteen times before the human pops-on with practiced cheeriness: ‘How may I help you?’
  • In place of anything resembling cheeriness he has a wickedly dark humour, a gift for satire and an imagination powerful enough to leap the space-time continuum in his fiction.
  • One justification for his cheeriness was the knowledge that performing well against the world champion would enhance the validity of his comeback.

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