merrymaking

noun mer·ry·mak·ing \ -kiŋ \

Definition of merrymaking

1 :gay or festive activity :conviviality
2 :a convivial occasion :festivity

Examples of merrymaking in a Sentence

  1. Christmas Eve is always an occasion of much merrymaking at our home.

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First Known Use of merrymaking

1618


MERRYMAKING Defined for English Language Learners

merrymaking

noun

Definition of merrymaking for English Language Learners

  • : fun and enjoyment : joyful celebration that includes eating, drinking, singing, and dancing


MERRYMAKING Defined for Kids

merrymaking

noun mer·ry·mak·ing \ ˈmer-ē-ˌmā-kiŋ \

Definition of merrymaking for Students

:fun and enjoyment :joyful celebration


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