A merry pace.
A merry evening.
We had a very merry Christmas.
An example of something merry is a joyous wedding celebration; a merry celebration.
The merry month of May.
- to be festive and full of gaiety; have fun
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of merry
- Middle English merri from Old English mirige pleasant mregh-u- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English merie, mirie, myrie, murie, murȝe, from Old English meriÄ¡e, miriÄ¡e, myriÄ¡e, myreÄ¡e, myrÄ¡e (“pleasing, agreeable; pleasant, sweet, delightful; melodious"), from Proto-Germanic *murguz (“short, slow"), from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (“short"). Cognate with Scots mery, mirry (“merry"), Old High German murg, murgi ("short, brief"; > German murk (“short, lazy")), Norwegian dialectal myrjel (“small object, figurine"), Latin brevis (“short, small, narrow, shallow").