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(=cheerful) joyeux (-euse)
→ He was much loved for his merry nature.
bursts of merry laughter de joyeux éclats de rire
→ From the house come the bursts of merry laughter.
a merry little tune un petit air gai
→ She was humming a merry little tune.
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!
→ Merry Christmas, everyone.
→ I just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas.
A merry Christmas to all our readers. Un joyeux Noël à tous nos lecteurs.
(=tipsy) gai (e)
He was rather merry after the office party. Il était plutôt gai après l'arrosage au bureau.
to get merry prendre du bon temps
→ They went off to Glengarriff to get merry.
to make merry
(=have a good time) old-fashioned prendre du bon temps
ironic to continue on one's merry way
(=continue regardless) continuer son petit bonhomme de chemin → the debt-fuelled housing boom has continued on its merry way
(=whirl) tourbillon m
→ a merry-go-round of teas, fetes, musical events and the like
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