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adjective cheerful pronunciation in American English /ˈtʃɪrf(ə)l/
  1. 1
    behaving in a happy friendly way
    Stephen was a cheerful, affectionate child.
    “I’ll do everything I can to help you,” she said with a cheerful grin.
    Paula seemed to be her usual cheerful self.
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  2. 2
    making you feel happy because of being pleasant or enjoyable
    She painted her room in cheerful orange and yellow.
    a cheerful pop song
    The fire was a cheerful sight on such a cold, dreary day.

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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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