a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
- There was a lot of merry making at the convention, but not much serious business.
- They spent the whole weekend making merry in the nightclub.
- He ended his speech with a merry quip.
- Merry songsters are singing carols.
- A new upsurge in construction is in the making.
- They were making merry with feasting and wine.