• (GA) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɪɹfəl/, /ˈt͡ʃɪɹfʊl/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈt͡ʃɪəfəl/, /ˈt͡ʃɪəfʊl/


  1. Noticeably happy and optimistic.
    Synonyms: bright, bubbly, cheerly, ebullient, happy, joyful, merry, optimistic, vivacious, Thesaurus:happy
    Antonyms: depressed, miserable, sad
  2. Bright and pleasant.
    They enjoyed a cheerful room.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
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