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- adv. In a cheerful manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a cheerful manner, gladly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a cheerful manner. With pleasure, animation, or good spirits. With alacrity or willingness; readily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a cheerful manner
"Admiral 's I sum-sit-up," collector of road-taxes, a title cheerfully accorded him through the genial courtesy of the Basin, came down from the Point.
In the sentence “The Joker cheerfully executed his hapless minion,” cheerfully is an adverb because it modifies a verb (executed).
“Good afternoon, my lord!” she called cheerfully when he reached the road.
“Good morning, sleeping beauty,” he called cheerfully.
“Good morning!” he called cheerfully from the door.
"Bon-jour," she called cheerfully, equally determined, that discord not originate with her.
“Emma!” she called cheerfully as she swung into the foyer.
"Yes, Cap'n Abe?" she called cheerfully, for even early rising could not quench her good spirits.
'Well, that would be something,' said Martin cheerfully, 'for fields must not go fallow that are appointed to bear.
"You're next, Scraggs," he called cheerfully, and turned to peer over the rail.