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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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 Adults might choose to chill out in the adult pool, little ones might like the kiddie pool, Wally’s Lagoon and Wee Kids Water World, and revelers of all ages will love the bumper boats and all kinds of different slides. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "8 Myrtle Beach activities that your family (and wallet) will love," 7 June 2019 Authorities have launched a probe after revelers set off fireworks near the Warren Prescott Statue by the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown on Saturday night, according to the National Park Service. Travis Andersen,, "Fireworks set off near statue at Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown; no damage reported," 8 July 2019 The Schertz parade, which traveled mostly along Main Street, featured nearly 100 entries, including floats, marching bands and revelers dressed in their patriotic best. Brooke Lamantia And Austin Taylor,, "It’s a red, white and blue celebration at local Fourth of July parade," 4 July 2019 Fourth of July revelers will have their pick of patriotic festivities and fireworks to help them celebrate Independence Day and Friday as local cities host a barrage of events for both young and old alike., "Lake cities gearing up for a bang-up Fourth of July," 1 July 2019 For instance, exuberant revelers will try holding reloadable tubes in their hands or over their heads or chest, shoot mortars sideway, or pull off other dumb stuff. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, "How to Have Fun (and Stay Safe) During This Year's Fireworks-Filled Fourth," 1 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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to make a temporary encampment

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