Definition of cheer in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃɪə



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of good cheer

archaic Cheerful; optimistic.
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  • It was to be a rosy day, full of good cheer and bright optimism.
  • With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
  • For many folks, the holidays are a time to join family and loved ones in a blizzard of good cheer and heartwarming togetherness.

three cheers

Three successive hurrahs shouted to express appreciation or congratulation: three cheers for the winners!
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  • It was a congratulations to him and a three cheers.
  • He and the other two waved the rest off and said three cheers to them.
  • The Commerce students of Fatima College topped the competitive list with high scores, receiving three cheers from the spectators.

two cheers

Qualified approval or mild enthusiasm: larger companies gave at least two cheers for the Budget
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  • He said: ‘There were two cheers for these promises but locals want more effective action taken now, to improve station safety.’
  • He raises two cheers for TV talent shows
  • But I still think that the progress humanists have made on this issue in recent years deserves a resounding - two cheers.

what cheer?

archaic How are you?.


Middle English: from Old French chiere 'face', from late Latin cara, from Greek kara 'head'. The original sense was 'face', hence 'expression, mood', later specifically 'a good mood'.

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