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  • The Negroes Merrymaking. 39
    The Negroes Merrymaking. 39
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n merrymaking a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Merrymaking Making or producing mirth; convivial; jolly.
    • n Merrymaking The act of making merry; conviviality; merriment; jollity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n merrymaking The act of making merry; a convivial entertainment; a gay festival.
    • merrymaking Producing mirth or sport.
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In literature:

For two days in the year at the annual fair, the quiet little town of Weyn gave itself up to merrymaking.
"Dick Lionheart" by Mary Rowles Jarvis
Late that night, when all the merrymakers had gone to their homes, Tremaine sat smoking in the moonlight on the terrace of the Moat House.
"The Farringdons" by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
Jason's tastes, as she well knew, did not incline to ministers and schoolmasters as companions in merrymaking.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
The households with which his parents were friendly made great merrymakings over his return.
"The Mermaid" by Lily Dougall
The others soon forgot the fight and continued their merrymaking.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
It was late before the merrymakers on board the "White Ship" set their faces seaward.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
There was 'feasting and merrymaking for seventy days and seventy nights.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The car containing the victorious crew was a scene of wild merrymaking.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
He was in no humor for betrothal feasts and merrymaking when his city was lost.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Then they will have a little merrymaking.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The merrymakers in the courtyard wavered and went down in windrows.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
Mrs. Flynn and Sara were greatly surprised by the early return of the merrymakers.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
So two by two the dancers stole off, until there were only three of the merrymakers left.
"The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Such merrymaking as went on, such presents as were exchanged!
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
What feasting and merrymaking!
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
It was the scene of many a merrymaking and was the show place of the town.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
It is kept as a general holiday of rejoicing and merrymaking.
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
But, when all the merrymakers had gone to bed and quiet had settled upon the ranch, Conrad began to feel a violent wrenching of his heart.
"The Delafield Affair" by Florence Finch Kelly
The merrymaking was doomed to cease.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Was it merrymaking or quarrelling?
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock

In news:

When his merrymaking animal friends realize that he's sad, they assume that something akin to extreme sports is in order.
"Merrymakers at Shrovetide" is part of a new exhibition called " Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum.".
The crooked little streets of this old town are teeming to overflowing with merrymaking visitors.
The merrymakers would have you envision a kid in diapers toting a gun.
Merrymakers joined their friends and neighbors for the annual Reynold and Esther Choiniere Christmas Dinner.
In three days, millions of people across America will be eating, drinking and merrymaking to their heart's content.
One of Currier and Ives' lithographs, reproduced on many a Christmas card and calendar and now 150 years old, depicts winter merrymakers skating on a pond in New York's.
That's also the fee consummate musician and merrymaker Marla Joy charges for the Zumba classes she teaches from Fortuna to Trinidad.
And the merrymaking of Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is noteworthy for its blend of whimsy and the macabre.
The annual Twelfth Night Ball fundraiser at Old Fort Niagara was another grand evening of high fashion, dancing and merrymaking.