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noun cheer pronunciation in British English /tʃɪə(r)/ 
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pluralcheers
  1. 1
    [countable] a loud shout of happiness or approval

    A great cheer went up from the crowd.

    Troops raised a loud cheer as the president appeared.

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] mainly literary a feeling of happiness

    The survey will bring little cheer to teachers.

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