make merry

Definition of make merry

old-fashioned
:to have fun and enjoy oneself by eating, drinking, dancing, etc.
  • They made merry throughout the night.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

merry play
  1. : giving pleasure : delightful

  2. : full of gaiety or high spirits : mirthful

  3. : marked by festivity or gaiety


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