cheercheer1 /tʃɪə $ tʃɪr/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]PRAISE a shout of happiness, praise, approval, or encouragement opp boo 🔊 A great cheer went up from the crowd. 🔊 So let’s give a cheer to the kids who passed their exams. 🔊 The final whistle was greeted with triumphant cheers from players and spectators.2 → three cheers for sb!3 [uncountable]HAPPY formal a feeling of happiness and confidence 🔊 ‘Hello, ’ said Auguste cheerily. His good cheer was not returned. 🔊 Christmas cheer4 [countable]DS a special chant (=phrase that is repeated) that the crowds at a US sports game shout in order to encourage their team to win → cheers
Examples from the Corpuscheer• The men stiffened up to the color line, charged forward with a cheer, and drove back the enemy.• Nabers asks the seniors to come up with a cheer to break the huddle.• Each remark is greeted by laughter and cheers and applause.• Let's all give a big cheer for the newly married couple! Hip, hip, hooray!• Probably the biggest cheer of the evening was for General Powell.• The rise in U.S. exports is certain to bring cheer to manufacturers.• A deafening cheer rose from the crowd as the band walked onto the stage.• Uncle Hamish was already rising from his seat, looking positively twinkly with health and good cheer.• A great cheer went up when the first goal was scored.• An ironic cheer arose from the crowd round the bar.• A startled cheer erupted from the crowd.• The cheer, "Go Lions Go!" could be heard for over half a mile.• The cheering went on for ages as the victorious athletes ran around the track.• Then they raised their hands in the air and gave three cheers.• Three cheers for the next Governor of Nebraska!• The audience filled the theater with cheers.• We ate them with cheer in the grace of confinement.cheer went up• As they neared James River and caught sight of our gunboats, a cheer went up from each regiment.• A cheer went up as Joe was lifted on a stretcher and carried from the van into the house.• A cheer went up from 1,000 throats, greeting the floating city as it towered above Clydebank Town Hall.• A cheer went up from the Democratic side when the amendment was voted down.• A cheer went up from the worshippers, who donned masks of animal heads.• I hit the ball well and a very loud cheer went up.• When he reached the top, a thunderous cheer went up.• A wild cheer went up from the people standing on the other side of the street.good cheer• Proceed with caution and good cheer, all Libras.• The handsome, smiling face exuded confidence and good cheer.• Uncle Hamish was already rising from his seat, looking positively twinkly with health and good cheer.• And despite their efforts at good cheer, the atmosphere in the dang now was somber.• The men had gone to bed in a rare mood of good cheer but were abruptly awakened in the early morning hours.• All that semblance of seasonal good cheer.• On both their parts, it seems, the good cheer was a facade for the benefit of the other.• A bundle of black walked toward her, round, bobbing, and bubbling with good cheer.