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
Recent Examples of revelry from the Web
The party draws large crowds, including gang members aware their rivals are likely to attend, and in recent years, the revelries have been marred by a series of shootings and stabbings.
While trick-or-treaters swarm Ladd's Addition, Mt. Tabor and other Halloween hotspots for their single night of revelry, another autumn holiday is just starting its three-day festivities.
The images shown in the video were captured by a team of videographers sent by This is Alabama down to Mobile to bring the exuberance and joy of the city's revelry to life.
For the most part, people congregate in groups in the water or the swim-up bar, chit-chatting and swapping stories as any vacationers might, though perhaps with a bit more revelry and boisterousness.
Great job capturing the sadness, revelry and everything in-between.
To celebrate his recent move to New Orleans, interior designer and Magazine Street shop owner Ware M. Porter hosts an intimate get-together that reflects the revelry and lushness of the Big Easy.
Young people danced outside tenement apartments in exchange for gifts, leading into a night of drinking and revelry in the streets and in bars.
The company also doles out millions each year to connect with musicians and music fans who down Red Bull’s concoctions in an attempt to extend their late-night revelry.
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Synonymsconviviality, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), jollification, jollity, merriment, rejoicing, reveling (or revelling), merrymaking, whoopee
Related Wordscarousal, carouse; delight, diversion, entertainment, fun, mischief, pleasure, recreation, riot; cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, joviality, merriness, mirth, mirthfulness; carnival, celebration, festival, party, revel; frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), rollicking, romping; enjoyment, happiness, joy; binge, fling, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, spree; buffoonery, clownery, clownishness, flippancy, frivolity, funning, jesting, jocularity, joking, joshing, levity, lightheartedness, playfulness, zaniness
Near Antonymsblackness, darkness, dolefulness, dolor, gloom, gloominess, glumness, grief, heartache, heartbreak, heartsickness, miserableness, misery, mournfulness, mourning, woe, wretchedness; dejection, depression, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dumps, forlornness, joylessness, melancholy, sorrow, unhappiness
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