rev·el·er | \ˈre-və-lər, 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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In Denmark, where celebrating the Fourth of July has become an annual event, more than 8,000 revelers gathered, even though the main speaker, Premier Hilmar Baunsgaard, exclaimed that the Danish government did not agree with U.S. policy in Vietnam. Marissa Vonesh, Smithsonian, "How the Fourth of July Was Celebrated (and Protested) in 1968," 3 July 2018 On the night of September 24, 2016, revelers at a nightclub threw a bottle at Brown and an altercation followed, his supporters say. NBC News, "Chinese court hands U.S. football coach Wendell Brown 4-year prison sentence," 28 June 2018 Translucent balloon bubbles floated from the ceiling and ocean blue lights splashed the room, where smiling mermaids motioned revelers to the dining room—more The Little Mermaid than The Shape of Water. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Last Night’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Hot Pink Party Was a Family Affair," 18 May 2018 Silent clips of Kanaval revelers adjusting their headdresses played on the television in the corner while my aunt recounted memories from her childhood in Port-au-Prince. Roxanne Fequiere, New York Times, "A Day to Celebrate Haiti’s Flag, and Its Foods," 14 May 2018 The park, which appeared to be empty except for the large entourage of revelers and Six Flags staff, was decorated like AstroWorld. Francisca Ortega, Houston Chronicle, "Kylie Jenner just threw Travis Scott the best AstroWorld themed birthday ever," 29 Apr. 2018 Over 250,000 revelers flood Tel Aviv for Israel's biggest ever Gay Pride parade | The Times of Israel Next up by Philly Pride Presents: OutFest on Oct. 9. Diane Mastrull,, "PrideDay celebrates a 30-year tradition in Philly," 10 June 2018 More than 40,000 people have registered for the annual 7.46-mile run, but thousands more revelers are expected to join the fun along the route. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Get ready! Bay to Breakers will jiggle through San Francisco’s streets Sunday," 17 May 2018 Many revelers were dressed to the nines and the parade overflowed with traditional Easter egg baskets, flowers and ribbons. Luis FerrÉ-sadurnÍ, New York Times, "Only in New York: Easter Parade With Moai Heads and a Kraken," 1 Apr. 2018

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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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