Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “merry”

See all translations

merry

adjective  /ˈmer·i/ us  
happy or showing enjoymentMerry Christmas You say Merry Christmas to wish people a happy time at Christmas.
Translations of “merry”
in Korean 행복한, 기쁜…
in Arabic مَرِح…
in French joyeux, pompette…
in Turkish mutlu, şen, neşeli…
in Italian allegro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快樂的, 愉快的,快樂的,興高采烈的…
in Russian веселый…
in Polish wesoły…
in Spanish alegre, achispado…
in Portuguese alegre…
in German lustig, angeheitert…
in Catalan alegre, feliç…
in Japanese 陽気な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快乐的, 愉快的,快乐的,兴高采烈的…
(Definition of merry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of merry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “merry”

Definitions of “merry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More