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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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 But even though the festivals were on opposite coasts, the experience of revelers was eerily similar: The family-friendly events soon turned into nightmares. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "There was a shooting at family-friendly festivals on two of America’s coasts this weekend," 29 July 2019 But even though the festivals were on opposite coasts, the experience of revelers was eerily similar: The family-friendly events soon turned into nightmares. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "There was a shooting at a family-friendly festival on two of America's coasts this weekend," 29 July 2019 Outside, the streets were jammed with overheated cops and underdressed revelers. Aaron Hicklin, New York Times, "Lester Holt, NBC News Anchor, Moonlights as a Rocker," 27 July 2019 On the morning of July 4th, revelers dance in the streets starting from 4 am to 8 am. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "We Come To Fete! The Ultimate Guide To St. John Carnival," 27 June 2019 Police were stationed at intersections along Lakeshore Avenue, directing traffic and preventing revelers from blocking the road. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "Oakland’s second ‘BBQing While Black’ party draws big crowds," 21 July 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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