rev·​el·​er | \ ˈre-və-lər How to pronounce reveler (audio) , ˈrev-lər \
variants: or reveller

Definition of reveler

: one who engages in revelry

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Examples of reveler in a Sentence

The streets were crowded with revelers on New Year's Eve. wedding revelers whooping it up until dawn
Recent Examples on the Web One reveler played the national anthem on his trumpet from the back of a Jeep that made its way through the streets of Hillcrest. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diegans take to the streets in celebration of Biden win," 7 Nov. 2020 Fiesta, the city's biggest party, was first celebrated in 1891 and, in recent years, has attracted millions of revelers to more than 100 official events. Madalyn Mendoza,, "'It's still Fiesta time': Locals try to make the most of postponed celebration," 16 Apr. 2020 Suddenly, a handful of revelers took it to the next level, hurling rocks and bottles at all the windows along North Water and starting a bonfire in the middle of the street. Paula Schleis,, "Making the call: Why Kent's mayor asked the governor to send the Guard to Kent State," 1 May 2020 Throngs of revelers may have brought the coronavirus to New Orleans during Mardi Gras celebrations. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus live updates: Donald Trump has 'very good conversation' with China's Xi; US deaths near 1,300; House set to vote on stimulus," 27 Mar. 2020 Tel Aviv holds a raucous yearly pride parade which draws tens of thousands of revelers. Tia Goldenberg,, "Israeli top court rules against surrogacy law excluding gays," 27 Feb. 2020 Tens of thousands of revelers descended on Oakland’s Chinatown Saturday to watch lion dancers, sample delicacies, whack table tennis balls and celebrate the 200th day of the Year of the Pig. Steve Rubenstein,, "Tens of thousands jam downtown Oakland for Chinatown festival," 24 Aug. 2019 The coronavirus has canceled the traditional pot celebrations that can draw thousands of smoky revelers to the famous San Francisco knoll. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Coronavirus testing remains a weak spot," 15 Apr. 2020 Videos of revelers crowded together on the sand and in oceanfront bars — just daring the pandemic to cancel spring break — have flooded social media this week. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Let’s not blame millennials: One Dallas couple show they get that their generation is key to stopping coronavirus," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of reveler

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Reveler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reveler

: a person who is celebrating with other people in usually a wild and noisy way : a person who is taking part in revelry

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