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Definition of "merrymaking" [mer•ry•mak•ing]

  • Participation in festive activities. (noun)
  • A festivity; a revelry. (noun)
  • Festive activities. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "merrymaking" in a sentence
  • "In such a merrymaking was the community which surrounded the high school at Dexter engaged when the incident occurred which opened Fred's eyes to his own state."
  • "The Herald said the day would be marked by "merrymaking" on the theme of "conquest and consolidation in the new era.""
  • "Needless to say, pictures of any readers sledging, frolicking, or indulging in any kind of merrymaking in the white stuff will be warmly received - again you can get me on twits"