[ mer-ee-mey-king ]
See synonyms for: merrymakingmerrymakings on

  1. the act of taking part gaily or enthusiastically in some festive or merry celebration.

  2. a merry festivity; revel.

  1. producing mirth; happy; festive.

Origin of merrymaking

First recorded in 1705–15; merry + making

Words Nearby merrymaking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use merrymaking in a sentence

  • We dived into a lurid, crowded cavern that echoed with some dismal merrymaking of string and drum.

  • Abby meant to enjoy them, and invited all her relatives to a time of general feasting and merrymaking.

  • In this incessant merrymaking the people soon forgot their astonishment at the sudden disappearance of the bride.

    Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • I thought I heard the sound of noisy merrymaking,—with music as if many were dancing.

  • The people themselves would probably prefer to have their merrymaking to themselves.

    Gray youth | Oliver Onions

British Dictionary definitions for merrymaking


/ (ˈmɛrɪˌmeɪkɪŋ) /

  1. fun, revelry, or festivity

Derived forms of merrymaking

  • merrymaker, noun

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