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merry

adjective uk   /ˈmer.i/ us  

merry adjective (HAPPY)

old-fashioned happy or showing enjoyment: the merry sound of laughter She's a merry little soul.

merry adjective (DRUNK)

UK polite word for slightly drunk: You got a bit merry last night, didn't you Cath?
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…
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