how to pronounce merry


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the above transcription of merry is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

merry is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of merry in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… into a bowl you'll notice a merry band …”

meanings of merry


  1. Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight.
  2. Jolly and full of high spirits.
  3. Drunk; tipsy.
  4. Festive and full of fun and laughter.
  5. Brisk.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Meredith.
  2. A female given name from English from the adjective, also a diminutive of Mercy.
  3. A surname​. Originally a nickname for a merry person.


  1. An English wild cherry.

merry frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word merry occurs in english on average 12.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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