Merrily Mer"ri*ly, adv. [From {Merry}.] In a merry manner; with mirth; with gayety and laughter; jovially. See {Mirth}, and {Merry}. [1913 Webster]

Merrily sing, and sport, and play. --Granville. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • merrily — (adv.) O.E. myriglice pleasantly, melodiously; see MERRY (Cf. merry) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • merrily — [[t]me̱rɪli[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV with v (disapproval) If you say that someone merrily does something, you are critical of the fact that they do it without realizing that there are a lot of problems which they have not thought about. There they were,… …   English dictionary

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  • merrily — mer|ri|ly [ merəli ] adverb 1. ) in a happy or lively way: A woman was singing merrily in the next room. 2. ) without knowing or thinking about problems or dangers that exist: GAILY: I kept on merrily writing checks, not realizing that the bank… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • merrily — UK [ˈmerəlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a happy or lively way A woman was singing merrily in the next room. 2) without knowing or thinking about problems or dangers that exist I kept on merrily writing cheques, not realizing that the bank had closed my… …   English dictionary

  • merrily — adverb In a cheerful or merry manner. Merrily we row our boat... Were having so much fun were singing about it …   Wiktionary

  • merrily — adv. Merrily is used with these verbs: ↑laugh, ↑sing, ↑skip …   Collocations dictionary

  • merrily — merry ► ADJECTIVE (merrier, merriest) 1) cheerful and lively. 2) Brit. informal slightly drunk. ● make merry Cf. ↑make merry DERIVATIVES merrily a …   English terms dictionary

  • merrily — adverb see merry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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