English version

merrily

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmerrilymer‧ri‧ly /ˈmerΙ™li/ adverb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 written in a happy way, or in a way that makes you feel happy πŸ”Š Sylvia laughed merrily.2 literary quickly and in a pleasant way πŸ”Š The fire soon began to burn merrily. πŸ”Š The clock ticked merrily in the corner.3 not thinking about possible problems that might happen as a result of what you are doing – used to show disapproval syn blithely πŸ”Š Meanwhile, the company is merrily pushing ahead with its plans.
Examples from the Corpus
merrilyβ€’ Police Headquarters was merrily ablaze, as were numerous other buildings in the vicinity.β€’ Male speaker I was painting away merrily in Cirencester and realised I really needed a sound academic education.β€’ A fire burned merrily in the hearth.β€’ She could feel him trembling with fever and cold, although he was close to the fire which burned merrily now.β€’ It all goes merrily or unhappily along whether you stick around to watch or not.β€’ They crossed merrily over the bridge into Marin, to which Anastasia and her friends had recently moved.β€’ Her suppressing it won't touch the problem, and neither will your merrily pretending the anger isn't there.β€’ And now, merrily the crew heads for home with a fortune aboard.
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