Pronunciation: (mer'ē),[key] —adj.,mer•ri•er, mer•ri•est. 1. full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition or spirit: a merry little man. 2. laughingly happy; mirthful; festively joyous; hilarious: a merry time at the party. 3. Archaic.causing happiness; pleasant; delightful.
4. make merry, a. to be happy or festive: The New Year's revelers were making merry in the ballroom. b. to make fun of; ridicule: The unthinking children made merry of the boy who had no shoes.
Pronunciation: (mer'ē),[key] —n. a female given name.