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merry

Pronunciation: /ˈmeri/

Translation of merry in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-rier, -riest)

  • 1.1 (joyful) alegre the more the merrier cuantos más, mejor merry Christmas! ¡feliz Navidad!, ¡felices Pascuas! to make merry [literary/literario] divertirse*
    Example sentences
    • Showing or characterized by exuberance or mirthful excitement; merry; cheerful; jolly.
    • The night was not lonely either, as quite a few regulars danced cheerfully to merry tunes in the moonlight.
    • Still, we carry on cheerfully, whistling a merry tune as we stir it all up with a wooden spoon.
    1.2 (unconcerned) to go one's merry way [ironic] he went his own merry way se fue tan campante 1.3 (drunk) [colloquial/familiar] alegre, achispado
    Example sentences
    • His recollection is you had been to some sort of do in the afternoon or early evening, and you were quite merry.
    • Everyone was getting quite merry, and the glasses were being passed about.
    • They returned home at 10.45 pm "quite merry" and went to bed about half an hour later, he said.

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Cultural fact of the day

Today is Nochebuena, celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries rather than Christmas Day. Dinner is eaten before Midnight Mass, known as misa del gallo. In Latin America, where many countries do not celebrate the día de Reyes, Christmas gifts are given on Nochebuena. This custom is spreading in Spain, although the día de Reyes is celebrated there.