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1. Participation in festive activities.
a. A festivity; a revelry.
b. Festive activities.

mer′ry·mak′er n.


fun, revelry, or festivity
ˈmerryˌmaker n


(ˈmɛr iˌmeɪ kɪŋ)

1. the act of taking part gaily or convivially in some festivity.
2. a merry festivity; revel.
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


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


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


[ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ] nfesteggiamenti mpl


(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 ?
The day was done, and the merrymakers had nearly all departed.
'How long will the citizens suffer from these merrymakers? It is time to get rid of this menace.
All the merrymakers were there, except Contumacious Celeb (CC)-whose conspicuous absence, even in the days leading to the splashy celebration, didn't go unnoticed by clueless revelers.
The two intoxicated merrymakers came out of the bar and the soon would-be victim leaned on the wall as his friend took a few steps back and pointed his pistol.
The pubs and bars surrounding the lough make it an ideal spot for hen and stag parties and the sight of intoxicated merrymakers ambling around the area is not uncommon.
ILOILO CITY - With celebration for the 2019 Dinagyang Festival reaching its highlight this weekend, merrymakers in this city were urged to honor the Santo Nino (Holy Child Jesus).
LAHORE -- Merrymakers around the world on the Eve of December 31 have bidden a joyous farewell to the year 2018.
The show, which was the fourth to be organised this year by Chief Dotun Sanusi, the Chief Executive Officer of Ilaji Stadium and Resorts Centre, brought out the best from Yinka Ayefele and his band of Merrymakers.
I grow vegetables, but knowing the demand for goat meat during Christmas, I make sure I cash in by selling at least two goats every Christmas," says Mr Gilbert Kariuki, a Kiambu farmer.EMERGING TRENDWhile most merrymakers prefer to do the slaughtering themselves, nowadays, it is possible to get an already slaughtered goat.
Friday evening begins with Graham's Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season being presented with great fanfare, followed by the arrival of Santa Lucia, the Swedish symbol of the season, who will offer Swedish cookies to merrymakers.
Merrymakers drop dead from the combination of unhealthy lifestyles.
The wine festival has become an established annual event of merrymaking and fun, in which the residents of Limassol are joined by merrymakers from all over Cyprus and beyond.