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 explosion, which quickly turned into a fire, was enough to wake some revelers. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Fire Just Broke Out at Coachella 2019 & the Footage Is Insane," 13 Apr. 2019 Famous revelers included Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Suki Waterhouse, Joan Smalls, and many more. Ian Malone, Vogue, "Kendall, Hailey, Cara! Models Galore Came Out to the Opening of Edition Hotels’s Times Square Outpost," 13 Mar. 2019 In the small Ecuadorean town of Cotacachi rowdy revelers danced in traditional costumes in a colonial plaza. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Incan festival pays homage to sun across Andes," 25 June 2018 Memorial Day revelers could see showers or storms Saturday and Sunday, but any storms that develop will be short-lived, National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Witt said. Sarah Meehan,, "Maryland weather: Warm temperatures, chance of storms during Memorial Day weekend," 25 May 2018 Filipino revelers watch as fireworks light up the sky to welcome the New Year at the seaside Mall of Asia in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines., "New year celebrations around the world," 1 Mar. 2017 There, things took a more titillating turn and revelers ended the evening with an ideal balance of naughty and nice. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The New York Botanical Garden Hosts Its 20th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball," 17 Dec. 2018 During Carnival, in February, some of those streets shut down so revelers can walk easily together, strutting through the city in colorful attire: wigs, bright plastic glasses and face paint. New York Times, "‘I Have to Be Open’," 24 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of reveler

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reveler was in the 14th century

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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