from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a cheerful manner; with a cheery demeanour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a cheery manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a cheery manner; with cheerfulness; with good spirits; heartily: as, to set to work cheerily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a cheerful manner


cheery +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • “See you in Antigua,” I called cheerily, trying to fill my voice with a confidence that was rapidly evaporating.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • “Hi,” she called cheerily and grabbed the broom and began to sweep.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom

  • Pressing hard on the foe, they called cheerily to one another, and shouted at the same time to Chares to bring up his aid.


  • As he walked away from the house he called cheerily: "Come, Mattie, -- want to go along?"

    Southern Stories Retold from St. Nicholas

  • "Well, Bob, how are you making out?" he called cheerily, as he approached, looking at the excavated dirt thrown out.

    Hidden Treasure

  • As they left they called cheerily to the women standing on the beach, but Ellen hardly heard them.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • Come here, Tabitha, "he called cheerily --" come an 'see what happens to them that cast their bread upon the waters.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • “All right now, Evangeline, ” he called cheerily as he passed through the kitchen.

    IV. Book One: On Lovely Creek

  • "'Scuse me, Kamasura," he called cheerily, and raised his hand to betoken that the boot had come from him.


  • "Good morning," he called cheerily, highly content with life just at this moment.

    Man to Man

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