revelry

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noun rev·el·ry \ˈre-vəl-rē\

Definition of revelry

  1. :  noisy partying or merrymaking

Examples of revelry in a Sentence

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. the lottery winner was exhausted after a long night of revelry

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Origin and Etymology of revelry

see 1revel


REVELRY Defined for English Language Learners

revelry

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noun

Definition of revelry for English Language Learners

  • : a wild and noisy celebration


REVELRY Defined for Kids

revelry

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noun rev·el·ry \ˈre-vəl-rē\

Definition of revelry for Students

plural

revelries

  1. :  wild and noisy celebration



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