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A merry word from Sir Walter Scott‘s Marmion to keep you warm and festive still!

Today’s word is simple, but I love its meaning.


  • full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition or spirit.
  • laughingly happy; mirthful; festively joyous; hilarious.
  • Characterized by festivity and rejoicing.
  • [Archaic] causing happiness; pleasant; delightful.
  • [Synonyms]  happy, blithe, blithesome, frolicsome, cheery,
    glad, jolly, jovial, gleeful, mirthful.

After reading the definition, I feel like “merry” is an entire party in one word; not just happy, but– rejoicing! laughing! festive! frolicsome!

CliveJane wishes you a Merry Christmas, too

Happy Boxing Day from England!
May your day be merry and bright!

» Don’t miss previous {word wednesday} posts: Words from The HobbitBequeathAuguryPluck & Quiddity.

Kindle-editions available here: Marmion and Webster’s Dictionary.←

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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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