revelry

noun
rev·​el·​ry | \ ˈre-vəl-rē How to pronounce revelry (audio) \

Definition of revelry

: noisy partying or merrymaking

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Examples of revelry in a Sentence

Each city has its own Carnival, but none, not even the revelry of Mardi Gras, is as spectacular as Brooklyn's. — Peter Noel, Village Voice, 6 Sept. 1994 Wassailing is an ancient English custom, part of the feasts and revelry of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, which have been revived in Colonial Williamsburg. — Joan P. Dutton, The Williamsburg Cookbook, 1975 The tall minister stood again at the altar. He waited for the song and the revelry to die. — Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 The small birds were taking their farewell banquets. In the fullness of their revelry, they fluttered, chirping and frolicking from bush to bush, and tree to tree … — Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1820 the lottery winner was exhausted after a long night of revelry
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Recent Examples on the Web Another of the world’s most popular places to be on December 31, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, pressed ahead with its revelry despite a surge of infections. Frank Jordans And Derek Gatopoulos, chicagotribune.com, "New Year’s festivities muted by coronavirus as curtain draws on 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 Another of the world's most popular places to be on Dec. 31, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, pressed ahead with its revelry despite a surge of infections. Arkansas Online, "Pandemic-struck world ushers in '21 from home," 1 Jan. 2021 Another of the world’s most popular places to be on December 31, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, pressed ahead with its revelry despite a surge of infections. Author: Frank Jordans, Derek Gatopoulos, Anchorage Daily News, "New Year’s revelry around the world muted by pandemic as curtain draws on 2020," 1 Jan. 2021 Another of the world’s most popular places to be on December 31, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, pressed ahead with its revelry despite a surge of infections. Time, "New Year's Revelries Are Muted by Coronavirus as the Curtain Draws on 2020," 1 Jan. 2021 Dubai pressed ahead with its revelry despite a surge of infections. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, "Live updates: The world says goodbye to 2020, a year unlike any other," 31 Dec. 2020 Long-term consequences haven’t yet perturbed their dreamlike revelry of slow dancing under street lamps and late-night stoop kisses. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Sylvie’s Love’: A Black romantic drama for the ages," 23 Dec. 2020 The Bad Plus offers a break from the holiday revelry with a weekend of two-set streaming shows at 8 p.m. Through Sunday, Dec. 27. Gary Graff, cleveland, "Georgia Comes Alive headlines upcoming virtual gigs," 23 Dec. 2020 The 48-year-old climbed into the stands to share in the revelry with the crowd, who delivered some slaps on the back and shot a few selfies with Florida’s coach. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Gators show potential to be a complete team during resounding Georgia win," 8 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of revelry

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revelry

see revel entry 1

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The first known use of revelry was in the 15th century

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20 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Revelry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revelry. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for revelry

revelry

noun
How to pronounce revelry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of revelry

: a wild and noisy celebration

revelry

noun
rev·​el·​ry | \ ˈre-vəl-rē How to pronounce revelry (audio) \
plural revelries

Kids Definition of revelry

: wild and noisy celebration

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