reveille

noun rev·eil·le \ ˈre-və-lē , British ri-ˈva-lē or -ˈve- \

Definition of reveille

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


REVEILLE Defined for English Language Learners

reveille

noun

Definition of reveille for English Language Learners

  • 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


REVEILLE Defined for Kids

reveille

noun rev·eil·le \ ˈre-və-lē \

Definition of reveille for Students

:a signal sounded at about sunrise on a bugle to call soldiers or sailors to duty


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