make merry

idiom

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

Examples of make merry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Martin and Sinatra clans make merry and sing holiday tunes in this 1967 special, with special guest Sammy Davis Jr. 3 p.m. jsonline.com, 18 Nov. 2021 But if life with father was so all-embracing, why then did Daisy Dawes need to tote a gun, or for that matter come here to Eloise’s Night Light to drink, dialogue, and make merry, or meditate three times a week? Anne Fadiman, Harper’s Magazine , 17 Feb. 2023 Balloons make merry and easy party decorations, and your gathering will be a colorful and romantic escape with the right color and shape. Mariah Thomas, Good Housekeeping, 20 Dec. 2022 There are ways to make merry with never-neverland bureaucracy, but a lot of these debut seasons suffered from narrative delay tactics. Darren Franich, EW.com, 18 Oct. 2022 Throw on some music and make merry. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 Gildea thought the Big Lunch was just one more gift from the monarch: a chance for the people to make merry — and talk real estate values and commute times. William Booth, Washington Post, 5 June 2022 Children should not bear disproportionate burdens, wearing masks and distancing in schools when adults make merry in bars and restaurants. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, 7 Feb. 2022 The Martin and Sinatra clans make merry and sing holiday tunes in this 1967 special, with special guest Sammy Davis Jr. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Make merry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20merry. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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