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[ UK /mˈɛɹɪmˌe‍ɪkɪŋ/ ]
  1. a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
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How To Use merrymaking In A Sentence

  • A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking. Often used in the plural.
  • Finally, scholars trace the ‘Santa Claus’ story to an incident in which an intoxicated Saint Nicholas returned home after a winter's night of merrymaking, surprised to find his house keys no longer worked.
  • The Ati-atihan festival in honor of Santo Nino, one of the most revered Roman Catholic icons in the Philippines, was stopped, turning merrymaking into mourning for the victims.
  • They slept all through the day and into the next night, awakening to hear the sounds of more merrymaking—norn merrymaking, which sounded like a continual bar fight punctuated with ferocious laughter. GuildWars Edge of Destiny
  • There was general merrymaking for a while as the Raiders capered about among the gold and jewels.
  • For that authentic, sweaty, draft-drenched night-at-the-Commie experience, you're ironically advised to consider the Sidetrack Café for your New Year's merrymaking.
  • merrymaking" There will be a list of people and it isn't just a couple it is usually several men and a number of women who I suspect are prostitutes. The Full Feed from
  • This upload is our mightiest metaphor for the merrymaking of the measureless mediocrity that makes up the 21st century. Cody Brotter: Generation Friday: How Rebecca Black Gave Millennial Kids Their Label
  • In such a merrymaking was the community which surrounded the high school at Dexter engaged when the incident occurred which opened Fred's eyes to his own state. The Uncalled A Novel
  • The Advent fast ended on Christmas Eve; then there were twelve days of feasting, banqueting, pageantry, disguising, and convivial merrymaking, all presided over by the Lord of Misrule, or Master of Merry Disports.
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