from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Showing or suggesting good spirits; cheerful: a cheery hello.
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- adj. In a good mood, happy, cheerful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Displaying evident cheerfulness; cheerful; lively; gay; bright; pleasant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Showing cheerfulness or good spirits; blithe; gay; sprightly; jocund: as, a cheery tone of voice; always cheery and in good humor.
- Having power to make gay; promoting cheerfulness; enlivening.
- Synonyms Cheerful, Cheery. When cheerful means producing cheer, it is only by what seems distinct metonymy, as in such phrases as ‘the cheerful beams of the sun,’ ‘a cheerful fire.’ Cheery is coming into increasing use, representing cheerfulness in its more active forms or manifestations, and especially that cheerfulness which is contagious.
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- adj. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
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