Definition of cheerily in US English:



  • In a happy and optimistic way.

    ‘the children were waving cheerily’
    ‘he chats cheerily about city living’
    • ‘On such a delightful, fragrant spring morning, he found himself humming cheerily as he worked.’
    • ‘She cheerily introduced me to her boyfriend, the new elevator attendant.’
    • ‘He smiled cheerily, back into his normal conversational mode.’
    • ‘She climbed on top of the dining room table and cheerily sang songs.’
    • ‘He returned and cheerily admitted he'd been wrong.’
    • ‘It was a mess of homey flowers planted without a plan but blooming cheerily from their helter-skelter place.’
    • ‘She could hear her mother singing cheerily from the shower.’
    • ‘"It's been too long," he said cheerily as they half-hugged each other.’
    • ‘He speaks calmly, even cheerily.’
    • ‘It's not charm, exactly, but a kind of cheerily manic persuasiveness, perfect for the new breed of TV impresario.’