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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The revelry runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real); tickets are $100.
It was believed that eighty or ninety per cent of San Diego’s 90,000 people, to say nothing of the thousands who came in from surrounding towns and from distant points, participated in the innocent revelry.
And not only had the EOC unfolded more or less on time, but it had been slashed to one day instead of the expensive week of speechifying, dancing, and revelry.
Having two young children – both part of Monday’s victory-lane celebration – hasn’t dimmed his enthusiasm for goofiness and revelry.
There's a genuine reverence for preserving and celebrating Irish culture at the establishment, which is often a place of great revelry courtesy of live music from local Irish ensembles like the Codgers and touring artists from Ireland.
Lloyd also calculated the costs of the night's revelry, figuring the tab of 89 pounds, 4 shillings and 2 pence (for the food and drink) to equal about $15,400 in 21st-century dollars.
Stella Cruz sat atop the village's float, surrounded by boxes of suckers and Tootsie Rolls, and soaked up the pre-parade revelry that filled the parking lot at Central Middle School, where parade participants lined up.
The Polish day of revelry meant to throw off the restrictions of Lent takes places on Easter Monday, April 2 this year.
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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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