1 blithe, blithesome, carefree, cheerful, chirpy (informal) convivial, festive, frolicsome, fun-loving, gay, genial, glad, gleeful, happy, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, light-hearted, mirthful, rollicking, sportive, upbeat (informal) vivacious
2 amusing, comic, comical, facetious, funny, hilarious, humorous, jocular, mirthful
3 (Brit. informal) elevated (informal) happy, mellow, squiffy (Brit. informal) tiddly (slang, chiefly Brit.) tipsy
4 make merry carouse, celebrate, enjoy oneself, feast, frolic, have a good time, have fun, make whoopee (informal) revel
1 dejected, dismal, down in the dumps (informal) gloomy, miserable, sad, unhappy
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merry ( merrier comparative) ( merriest superlative )
1 adj If you describe someone's character or behaviour as merry, you mean that they are happy and cheerful.
From the house come the bursts of merry laughter...
merrily adv ADV after v
Chris threw back his head and laughed merrily.
2 adj If you get merry, you get slightly drunk.
INFORMAL v-link ADJ
They went off to Glengarriff to get merry.
3 adj Some people use merry to emphasize something that they are saying, often when they want to express disapproval or humour.
ADJ n (emphasis)
It hasn't stopped the British Navy proceeding on its merry way...
5 Just before Christmas and on Christmas Day, people say `Merry Christmas' to other people to express the hope that they will have a happy time.
Merry Christmas convention
Merry Christmas, everyone..., I just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas...
to play merry hell →
merry-go-round ( merry-go-rounds plural )
1 n-count A merry-go-round is a large circular platform at a fairground on which there are model animals or vehicles for people to sit on or in as it turns round.
2 n-count You can refer to a continuous series of activities as a merry-go-round.
usu sing, oft N of n
...a merry-go-round of teas, fetes, musical events and the like.
Merry-making is the activities of people who are enjoying themselves together in a lively way, for example by eating, drinking, or dancing. n-uncount
...a time of merry-making, feasting and visiting friends.
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