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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To capture that eerie, end-of-days mood required shooting in the wee hours of the morning, long after the club revelers had packed up and gone home. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Maki Oh Has the Antidote to Sleazy Silk Shirts, Straight From Lagos, Nigeria," 16 Jan. 2019 Following that red-light tour, the revelers reportedly took a boat trip down Amsterdam's canals on Saturday before attending a dinner party at the club's Cecconi's Italian restaurant for Soho House founder Nick Jones's 55th birthday. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Took a Secret Trip to Amsterdam Over the Weekend," 25 Sep. 2018 Rockets still whizzed and exploded over a muggy Mall in showers of red, green and white sparks to the perennial delight of the youngest revelers. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, "Fourth of July celebrations more meaningful, worrisome for some Americans," 4 July 2018 Removed is the covered upper deck where many of the revelers that Saturday night flew into waters 25 feet deep, then were crushed by that deck's canopy. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Tornado sunk this Kansas cruise boat in 1978, killing 16. Owners hope it floats again.," 22 June 2018 November 20, 1983: Joseph Papp and Arthur Miller are among the revelers at the Chelsea Hotel’s 100th birthday party. Jennifer Conrad, New York Times, "What Happened in New York Between 1981 and 1983," 17 Apr. 2018 Police made at least a dozen arrests and emergency medical officials transported 34 revelers to area hospitals. Philip Marcelo, The Seattle Times, "What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners," 6 Feb. 2019 For all the crazy antics — and some revelers who got out of control — a sense of patriotism and unity was almost visceral. Elaine Ganley, Fox News, "With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory," 15 July 2018 Hundreds of revelers gathered downtown on Wednesday morning near the Old State House to witness one of the city’s annual Independence Day traditions: a public reading of the Declaration of Independence and a short parade. Andres Picon,, "Hundreds gather for reading of the Declaration of Independence and parade at Old State House," 4 July 2018

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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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to boil down or concentrate

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