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1. merry

adjective. ['ˈmɛri'] full of or showing high-spirited merriment.

Synonyms

  • mirthful
  • gay
  • jovial
  • jocund
  • joyous

Antonyms

  • unalert
  • unwary
  • asleep
  • unaware

Etymology

  • merie (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Merry

  • francesmary
  • tagliaferri
  • palminteri
  • balistreri
  • montazeri
  • canzoneri
  • bollettieri
  • st_mary
  • pusateri
  • prosperi
  • palmieri
  • glengarry
  • contrary
  • camilleri
  • barillari
  • sunseri
  • spiteri
  • silveri
  • scuderi
  • ranieri
  • plumeri
  • palmeri
  • oliveri
  • mcsherry
  • mcquerry
  • mcnary
  • mcnairy
  • mccrary
  • mcclary
  • macsharry

Example sentences of the word merry


1. Verb, past participle
In Temecula, you can enjoy the beautiful wine country as you eat, drink and be merry.

Quotes containing the word merry


1. Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
- Washington Irving

2. Pippin glanced in some wonder at the face now close beside his own, for the sound of that laugh had been gay and merry. Yet in the wizard's face he saw at first only lines of care and sorrow; though as he looked more intently he perceived that under all there was a great joy: a fountain of mirth enough to set a kingdom laughing, were it to gush forth.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

3. When did wishing someone a Merry Christmas become politically incorrect?
- Suzanne Woods Fisher, A Lancaster County Christmas

2. merry-go-round

noun. ['ˈmɛriːgoʊˌraʊnd'] a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose).

3. merry-go-round

noun. ['ˈmɛriːgoʊˌraʊnd'] a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement.

Synonyms

  • whirligig
  • ride
  • carrousel
  • carousel

Antonyms

  • walk
  • stay in place
  • discontinue
  • disengage

4. merry

adjective. ['ˈmɛri'] offering fun and gaiety.

Synonyms

  • gay
  • festal
  • joyous

Antonyms

  • unenterprising
  • undynamic
  • dull
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • merie (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. merry

adjective. ['ˈmɛri'] quick and energetic.

Synonyms

  • brisk
  • energetic
  • spanking
  • zippy
  • alert
  • snappy
  • lively

Antonyms

  • ordinary
  • debilitating
  • decelerate
  • inactive

Etymology

  • merie (Middle English (1100-1500))
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