noun \ˈre-və-lē, British ri-ˈva-li or -ˈve-\

military : a signal given on a musical instrument (such as a bugle or drum) in the early morning to call soldiers or sailors to duty

Full Definition of REVEILLE

:  a signal to get up mornings
:  a bugle call at about sunrise signaling the first military formation of the day; also :  the formation so signaled

Origin of REVEILLE

modification of French réveillez, imperative plural of réveiller to awaken, from Middle French reveiller, from re- + eveiller to awaken, from Vulgar Latin *exvigilare, from Latin ex- + vigilare to keep watch, stay awake — more at vigilant
First Known Use: 1644

Rhymes with REVEILLE


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