- The definition of merry is festive, full of laughter or fun.
An example of something merry is a joyous wedding celebration; a merry celebration.
merry definition by Webster's New World
- full of fun and laughter; lively and cheerful
- conducive to fun and laughter; festive: the merry month of May
- Archaic pleasant or amusing
Origin: Middle 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”
merry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est
- Full of high-spirited gaiety; jolly.
- Marked by or offering fun and gaiety; festive: a merry evening.
- Archaic Delightful; entertaining.
- Brisk: a merry pace.
Origin: Middle English merri, from Old English mirige, pleasant; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.
- merˈri·ly adverb
- merˈri·ness noun
merry - Phrases/Idioms