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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Barnhill, the therapist, said she was pleasantly surprised by the civility of the revelers. Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times, "Peak Oktober: Has Leavenworth’s famously beery festival reached its limit?," 26 Oct. 2018 First there were the revelers who got an early jump on festivities by lighting noisemakers the weekend before the holiday. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: I’m for legalizing fireworks if taxes fund safety education," 11 July 2018 Pretty soon lines formed at the bars and meat-carving stations, where revelers like Marky Ramone (Ramones), Steve Miller, and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses) literally partied like rock stars late into the night. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Guests Partied Like Rock Stars With the Ramones, Steve Miller, and More at Last Night’s Premiere for Bohemian Rhapsody," 31 Oct. 2018 World Cup victory celebrations in France took a tragic turn after at least two citizens were killed and three children were hurt in connection with the frenzied festivities, while clashes broke out between Paris revelers and riot police. Greg Norman, Fox News, "2 dead as France World Cup victory celebrations take violent turn," 16 July 2018 The beloved children’s musician Father Goose, who hails from Jamaica, will give an hourlong concert at 2:45 p.m. and then lead a concluding parade in which little revelers will march with their crafts throughout the museum. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "9 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Though alcoholic beverages like Bou Lou and oppressive heat can be a hazardous combination, most revelers handled Friday’s torrid conditions responsibly. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Tech N9ne reigned over Boulevardia with new beer and a show that drew mixed reactions," 16 June 2018 Expect drag performers and elaborate balloon sculptures among the floats and revelers. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "Don't miss these 11 Pride-themed events," 7 June 2018 The typical definition, of course, is that a second-line is the group of revelers who join in behind a band and marchers. Chelsea Brasted,, "'Nothing like it in the world': New book captures Eric Waters' second-line photos, community voices," 31 May 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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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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