adj (-rier, -riest)
- 1.1 (joyful) alegre the more the merrier [set phrase] cuantos más, mejor merry Christmas! ¡feliz Navidad!, ¡felices Pascuas! to make merry [literario/literary] divertirse*More example sentences1.2 (unconcerned) to go one's merry way [iro] he went his own merry way se fue tan campante 1.3 (drunk) [colloquial/familiar] alegre, achispado
More 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.
- 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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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.