merry

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merry(
meh
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ri
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (cheerful)
a. alegre
The children began to sing a merry song as they walked along.Los niños comenzaron a cantar una canción alegre mientras iban caminando.
The merry elves set about their work.Los duendes alegres se pusieron a trabajar.
b. feliz
The ladies spent a merry holiday in Monte Carlo.Las damas pasaron unas felices vacaciones en Monte Carlo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tipsy) (United Kingdom)
a. achispado
He's looking a bit merry after that pint. Se ve un poco achispado después de esa pinta.
b. alegre
She got rather merry after that shot of tequila.Se puso algo alegre después de ese trago de tequila.
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merry
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (happy)
a. alegre
to make merryfestejar
Merry Christmas!¡Feliz Navidad!
the more the merriercuantos más, mejor
2. (slightly drunk)
a. alegre
b. piripi
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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merry [ˈmerɪ]
adjective
merrier (comparative)merriest (superlative)
1 (cheerful) [+laughter, face, tune] alegre
everybody was merry
they were in a very merry mood estaban de muy buen humor; Robin Hood and his merry men Robin Hood y sus valientes compañeros
the president and his band of merry men
Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad!; to make merry divertirse
to go one's (own) merry way
whatever advice you give her she just goes her own merry way le des el consejo que le des, ella sigue haciendo su santa voluntad (informal)
whatever advice you give her she just goes her own merry way it hasn't stopped the British Navy proceeding on its merry way he left the room and went [on] his merry way
to lead sb a merry dance (Britain) enredar a algn
2 (Britain) (tipsy) achispado; alegre
to get merry achisparse; ponerse alegre
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