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revel

verb rev·el \ ˈre-vəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of revel

reveled or revelled; reveling or revelling play \ˈre-və-liŋ, ˈrev-liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 : to take part in a revel : carouse
2 : to take intense pleasure or satisfaction
  • reveled in the quiet after everyone had gone

Examples of revel in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of revel

Middle English, from Anglo-French reveler, literally, to rebel, from Latin rebellare

revel Synonyms

Synonyms
binge, birl [chiefly Scottish], carouse, roister, wassail
Related Words
booze, drink, guzzle, liquor (up), soak, tipple

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revel

noun

Definition of revel

: a usually wild party or celebration

Examples of revel in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of revel

14th century



REVEL Defined for English Language Learners

revel

noun

Definition of revel for English Language Learners

  • : a noisy and wild celebration


REVEL Defined for Kids

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revel

verb rev·el \ ˈre-vəl \

Definition of revel for Students

reveled or revelled; reveling or revelling
: to take great pleasure
  • He reveled in his success.

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revel

noun

Definition of revel for Students

: a noisy or merry celebration


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