Definition of revelry
: noisy partying or merrymaking
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
For the most part, however, Tuesday was a day of revelry.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts.
Over the years, Pride Month, the Pride Parade and, here in Chicago, Pride Fest, have transformed from events focused on visibility, equality and political rabble-rousing to include not-subtle revelry and celebration of the community.
Today the Alabama Tourism Department is in the Big Apple to give them a taste of South Alabama revelry.
Loud noises from fireworks and revelry can terrify dogs, some of which jump fences out of fear and confusion, the group notes.
Meaning the parking lot revelry doesn't have to end when the game begins.
The revelry includes competitive cornhole, look-alike and un-lookalike contests, talent shows, and a research plaza where scientists collect data from volunteers.
That world-famous race, the Palio di Siena, takes place twice every summer — on July 2 and August 16 — and the city’s people hurl themselves into the traditional revelry of the event with abandon.
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REVELRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of revelry for English Language Learners
: a wild and noisy celebration
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Definition of revelry for Students
: wild and noisy celebration
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