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merrily (adv.)

late 14c., mirili "in a merry manner, cheerfully;" from Old English myriglice "pleasantly, melodiously;" see merry + -ly (2).

updated on December 29, 2018

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Definitions of merrily from WordNet

merrily (adv.)
in a joyous manner;
Synonyms: happily / mirthfully / gayly / blithely / jubilantly
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