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merrymaking

[mer-ee-mey-king] /ˈmɛr iˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of taking part gaily or enthusiastically in some festive or merry celebration.
2.
a merry festivity; revel.
adjective
3.
producing mirth; happy; festive.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; merry + making
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Examples for merrymaking
  • Hordes of partiers are attracted to the resort's nonstop merrymaking, live music, and beachfront bars.
  • The limited-edition collection features fabulous frocks for holiday merrymaking.
  • So the merrymaking continued, but to a different deity.
British Dictionary definitions for merrymaking

merrymaking

/ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ/
noun
1.
fun, revelry, or festivity
Derived Forms
merrymaker, noun
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Word Origin and History for merrymaking
n.

also merry-making, 1714; see merry + make (v.). Related: Merry-maker (1827).

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