• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cheeriness The state of being cheery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cheeriness The quality or state of being cheery; cheerfulness; gaiety and good humor: as, his cheeriness was constant.
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In literature:

A cheery good-by caused him to look up.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Captain Sellers, who was looking over his fence, waved a cheery salutation.
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
Several of the officers followed him out and bade him a cheery farewell, for he was a general favourite.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
The men were very fit and cheery.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
The bird had such a cheery, brave voice that the man felt better the moment he flew in.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
The doorkeeper was strolling along on his way home, and Gaspard bade him good-night in a cheery voice as they passed him.
"Half a Hero" by Anthony Hope
The house was a modest one but his study was made cheery by a real fire of "coals," and many books.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Here she opened the door of the stove, and let the cheery glow play upon her.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Such a clean, cheery, comfortable place, with its wood fire filling it with ruddy glow and warmth, which was like a silent welcome.
"The Heiress of Wyvern Court" by Emilie Searchfield
Then how sweet, and then how cheerie, Raven's braes will be, my dearie.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various

In poetry:

WHEN snow's on tops
An' hearths are cheery,
At a merry-making
Choose thi dearie.
"Luver's Calendar" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
When snow’s on tops
an’ hearths are cheery,
at a merry making
choose thi dearie.
"A Luver’s Calendar" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
An' now when the nights are long,
How I miss his cheery song!
How I sigh an' wish him back!
Happy Jack! Oh, Happy Jack!
"The Lunger" by Robert W Service
The boy looked at his cheery face,
Yet hid his own in dread;
"I meant no harm, the place was warm,
And I am begging bread;
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
And "Tea!" she said in a tiny voice
"Wake up! It's nearly five"
Oh! Chintzy, chintzy cheeriness,
Half dead and half alive.
"Death In Leamington" by Sir John Betjeman
For the town is black and weary,
And I hate the London street;
But the country ways are cheery,
And country lanes are sweet.
"Soli Cantare Periti Arcades" by Ernest Christopher Dowson

In news:

From cheery cocktails to festive foods, the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel is proud to offer delectable delights throughout the month of December.
The cheery musical is about two friends named Frog and Toad.
We gladly sampled Brian's offerings, and were entertained by a cheery chorus of crab, lobster claw, mango and spicy remoulade, topped with basil microgreens, all synchronized sweetly with the delightfully multilayered 2010 SLH chardonnay.
A good 20 minutes after a cheery server dropped off our plates, the table was landscaped with derelict jointed chicken wings, pointing their saucy tips toward the sky.
6 Cheery Holiday Wreaths (Woman's Day.
The colorful prints and cheery store window caught my eye one recent Saturday.
The greeting may be crisp, but the picture is downright cheery.
It starts with one of those cheery robo-voices asking if you'll participate in a 45-second survey.
KORE gallery offers a bright and cheery atmosphere that reflects the artists who are featured there.
A bright, cheery option for those drawn to floral names.
Sadly, around the holiday season I sometimes find myself more Charlie Brown-like than Snoopy, and more Grinchy than the cheery Whos in Whoville.
Set immediately off Pickett Avenue in Inwood in a cute little trailer with a wide front porch, The Country Cottage presents a cheery image to all who come across it.
A cheery facade, but on the backside Jacques and Marcelle Dupuis have begun dismantling every board and nail of their home.
They couldn't have come up with something a little more 'cheery' and 'bright.
Kaitlin Flannery bakes a bright and cheery rainbow layer cake.