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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Synonyms & Antonyms for reveler


celebrant, celebrator, merrymaker, partyer (also partier), partygoer, roisterer


killjoy, party pooper

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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

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The shooting began at 1:07 a.m. on East Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon entertainment district, which was bustling with late-night revelers enjoying a warm summer evening, said Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton. Julie Bosman,, "Back-to-back bursts of gun violence in El Paso and Dayton stun country," 4 Aug. 2019 The shooting began at 1:07 a.m. on East Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon entertainment district, which was bustling with late-night revelers enjoying a warm summer evening, said Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton. New York Times, "Back-to-Back Outbreaks of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country," 4 Aug. 2019 As Wednesday night turned into Thursday morning, Old San Juan teemed with ecstatic revelers after the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, who had come to symbolize everything many Puerto Ricans felt was wrong with their government. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "With Ricardo Rosselló out as governor, Puerto Rico 'needs to regain its moral compass and hope.' But, how?," 26 July 2019 The shooting happened early in the morning on New Year’s Day, in front of a train packed with revelers who trained their cellphones on the platform. Rachel Swan,, "Oscar Grant mural to be unveiled Saturday at Fruitvale BART Station," 3 June 2019 Although it’s late, our hotel and the one across the street are aglow with lights and noisy with revelers. National Geographic, "In search of the perfect cup of tea," 14 Mar. 2019 Most revelers stay up all night or rise early enough to gape from balconies or barricades as hundreds of runners dressed in the traditional white outfit with a red sash make their mad dash. Fox News, "Running of the bulls ends in Spain with 3 men gored in final run," 14 July 2019 There’s entertainment on the West Front of the Capitol, way down yonder, visible to most revelers only via giant video screens. Eugene Robinson, The Mercury News, "Robinson: Trump’s making DC’s 4th of July a rally to honor himself," 18 June 2019 Millions of revelers descend on the city to play mas and soak up Caribbean culture during the largest street performance parade of its kind in North America. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Give It To Dem! 19 Times Toronto's Caribana Gave Us Carnival Fever," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of reveler

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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