verb rev·el \ˈre-vəl\
rev·eled or rev·elledrev·el·ing or rev·el·ling\ˈre-və-liŋ, ˈrev-liŋ\

Definition of REVEL

intransitive verb
:  to take part in a revel :  carouse
:  to take intense pleasure or satisfaction <reveled in the quiet after everyone had gone>

Examples of REVEL

  1. <reveling all night is not conducive to a productive next day at work>

Origin of REVEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French reveler, literally, to rebel, from Latin rebellare
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to REVEL

binge, birl [chiefly Scottish], carouse, roister, wassail

Rhymes with REVEL



: a noisy and wild celebration

Full Definition of REVEL

:  a usually wild party or celebration

Examples of REVEL

  1. <in Finland, Midsummer Day ushers in a nationwide revel as the Finns celebrate the endless hours of sunlight with bonfires and parties>

First Known Use of REVEL

14th century

Rhymes with REVEL


geographical name

Definition of REVEL

— see tallinn


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