- The definition of merry is festive, full of laughter or fun.
An example of something merry is a joyous wedding celebration; a merry celebration.
- full of fun and laughter; lively and cheerful
- conducive to fun and laughter; festive: the merry month of May
- Archaic pleasant or amusing
Origin of merryMiddle English mery ; from Old English myrge, pleasing, agreeable, akin to Old High German murgi, short ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mreĝhu-, an unverified form mrĝhu-, short from source Classical Greek brachys, Classical Latin brevis, short: basic sense “lasting a short time, seeming brief”
- Full of cheerfulness, liveliness, and good feelings: merry revelers.
- Marked by or offering fun, good feelings, and liveliness; festive: a merry evening.
- Brisk: a merry pace.
- Archaic Delightful or pleasing.
Origin of merryMiddle English merri, from Old English mirige, pleasant; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative merrier, superlative merriest)
From Middle English merie, mirie, myrie, murie, murÈe, from Old English meriÄ¡e, miriÄ¡e, myriÄ¡e, myreÄ¡e, myrÄ¡e (â€œpleasing, agreeable; pleasant, sweet, delightful; melodiousâ€), from Proto-Germanic *murguz (â€œshort, slowâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *mrÃ©ÇµÊ°us (â€œshortâ€). Cognate with Scots mery, mirry (â€œmerryâ€), Old High German murg, murgi ("short, brief"; > German murk (â€œshort, lazyâ€)), Norwegian dialectal myrjel (â€œsmall object, figurineâ€), Latin brevis (â€œshort, small, narrow, shallowâ€).