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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃɪɹfəl/, /ˈt͡ʃɪɹfʊl/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃɪəfəl/, /ˈt͡ʃɪəfʊl/
- Hyphenation: cheer‧ful
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- Rhymes: -ɪərfʊl
- Noticeably happy and optimistic.
- 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.