merrymaking


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mer·ry·mak·ing

 (mĕr′ē-mā′kĭng)
n.
1. Participation in festive activities.
2.
a. A festivity; a revelry.
b. Festive activities.

mer′ry·mak′er n.

merrymaking

(ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ)
n
fun, revelry, or festivity
ˈmerryˌmaker n

mer•ry•mak•ing

(ˈmɛr iˌmeɪ kɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of taking part gaily or convivially in some festivity.
2. a merry festivity; revel.
[1705–15]
mer′ry•mak`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merrymaking - a boisterous celebrationmerrymaking - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
high jinks, high jinx, hijinks, jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking

merrymaking

noun
1. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event:
celebration, festivity, rejoicing, revel (often used in plural), revelry.
2. Joyful, exuberant activity:
Translations
مَرَح وابْتِهاج
veselá oslava
festlighed
dínomdánommulatságvigalom
gleîskapur
veselá oslava

merrymaking

[ˈmerɪˌmeɪkɪŋ] N (= party) → fiesta f; (= enjoyment) → diversión f; (= happiness) → alegría f, regocijo m

merrymaking

[ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ] nfesteggiamenti mpl

merry

(ˈmeri) adjective
1. cheerful; noisily or laughingly lively etc. merry children; a merry party.
2. slightly drunk. He's been getting merry on whisky.
ˈmerrily adverb
ˈmerriness noun
ˈmerriment noun
fun and laughter. There was a great deal of merriment at the party.
ˈmerry-go-round noun
(American ˌcarouˈsel) a revolving ring of toy horses etc on which children ride at a fair.
ˈmerrymaking noun
cheerful celebration. all the merrymaking at Christmas.
ˈmerrymaker noun
References in classic literature ?
Oh, dear, how hard it does seem to take up our packs and go on," sighed Meg the morning after the party, for now the holidays were over, the week of merrymaking did not fit her for going on easily with the task she never liked.
At the Kings' she daily saw all she wanted, for the children's older sisters were just out, and Meg caught frequent glimpses of dainty ball dresses and bouquets, heard lively gossip about theaters, concerts, sleighing parties, and merrymakings of all kinds, and saw money lavished on trifles which would have been so precious to her.
And all this seemed natural enough; especially as in the merchant service many captains never show themselves on deck for a considerable time after heaving up the anchor, but remain over the cabin table, having a farewell merrymaking with their shore friends, before they quit the ship for good with the pilot.
Wherever they went they lived in merrymaking and splendour, drove about with horses and carriages, ate and drank, but did nothing wrong.
Nor where there are lights and it is bright," said the duchess; to which Sancho replied, "Fire gives light, and it's bright where there are bonfires, as we see by those that are all round us and perhaps may burn us; but music is a sign of mirth and merrymaking.
The various bands of Captain Bonneville's company had now been assembled for some time at the rendezvous; they had had their fill of feasting, and frolicking, and all the species of wild and often uncouth merrymaking, which invariably take place on these occasions.
He met the fox, who gave him the good advice: but when he came to the two inns, his eldest brother was standing at the window where the merrymaking was, and called to him to come in; and he could not withstand the temptation, but went in, and forgot the golden bird and his country in the same manner.
Here stood a great oak tree with branches spreading broadly around, beneath which was a seat of green moss where Robin Hood was wont to sit at feast and at merrymaking with his stout men about him.
They were all so manifestly built for homely chalets on the solid earth and carefully tilled fields and blond wives and cheery merrymaking.
On one small table tea things and supper dishes stood in disorder, and in the middle of the night a motley throng of people sat there, not merrymaking, but somberly whispering, and betraying by every word and movement that they none of them forgot what was happening and what was about to happen in the bedroom.
The feasting and merrymaking continued until late in the evening, when they separated to meet again the next morning and take part in the birthday celebration, to which this royal banquet was merely the introduction.
Then, the religious spirit yielding inevitably in part to that of merrymaking, minstrels and mountebanks began to flock to the celebrations; and regular fairs, even, grew up about them.