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English definition of “merry”

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.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something

merry adjective (DRUNK)

polite word for slightly drunk: You got a bit merry last night, didn't you Cath?Drunkenness and sobriety
(Definition of merry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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