Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making merry; a convivial entertainment; a gay festival.
  • Producing mirth or sport.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Making or producing mirth; convivial; jolly.
  • noun The act of making merry; conviviality; merriment; jollity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun joyful festivities, especially as a celebration

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • The Herald said the day would be marked by "merrymaking" on the theme of "conquest and consolidation in the new era."

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  • 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

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  • "merrymaking" goes, from what I saw the Pakistanis firmly believed in no sex before marriage, but as much extramartial sex as possible after marriage.

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  • "merrymaking" There will be a list of people and it isn't just a couple it is usually several men and a number of women who I suspect are prostitutes.

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  • Students from Trinity College in Connecticut arrived today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on a missionary trip to proselytize Arabic people and Muslim devotees to the ways of Irish-themed merrymaking.

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  • Students from Trinity College in Connecticut arrived today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on a missionary trip to proselytize Arabic people and Muslim devotees to the ways of Irish-themed merrymaking.

    Pablo Andreu: St. Patty's Evangelists Arrive in Middle East

  • This upload is our mightiest metaphor for the merrymaking of the measureless mediocrity that makes up the 21st century.

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  • They slept all through the day and into the next night, awakening to hear the sounds of more merrymaking—norn merrymaking, which sounded like a continual bar fight punctuated with ferocious laughter.

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  • They slept all through the day and into the next night, awakening to hear the sounds of more merrymaking—norn merrymaking, which sounded like a continual bar fight punctuated with ferocious laughter.

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