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adjective British English pronunciation: cheerful /ˈtʃɪə(r)f(ə)l/

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  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.

  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 Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices

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a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something

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