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

mer′ry·mak′er n.
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fun, revelry, or festivity
ˈmerryˌmaker n
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(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.
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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
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1. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event:
celebration, festivity, rejoicing, revel (often used in plural), revelry.
2. Joyful, exuberant activity:
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[ˈmerɪˌmeɪkɪŋ] N (= party) → fiesta f; (= enjoyment) → diversión f; (= happiness) → alegría f, regocijo m
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[ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ] nfesteggiamenti mpl
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Wherever they went they lived in merrymaking and splendour, drove about with horses and carriages, ate and drank, but did nothing wrong.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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."
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.
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.
Where'er ye go to feast or festival, No merrymaking will it prove for you, But oft abashed in tears ye will return.
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. The red-faced, sturdy man with light eyelashes who had brought the first news of the air battle to the men's mess had finished his soup, and with an expression of maternal solicitude was readjusting the bandages of a youngster whose arm had been sprained.