- to take great pleasure or delight (usually followed by in): to revel in luxury.
- to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities.
- boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.
- Often revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity with dancing, masking, etc.
Origin of revel
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Examples from the Web for reveler
For my heart leaps within me more than that of any Corybantian reveler, and my eyes rain tears when I hear him.
He began to bawl a reveler's song, popular with cowboys on a spree, and old man Thomas joined him.
The old man who believes that he is loved by a girl is a reveler in the debauchery of his own vanity.The Starbucks
Opie Percival Read
- (foll by in) to take pleasure or wallowto revel in success
- to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
- (often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
- a less common word for revelry
Word Origin and History for reveler
also reveller, late 14c., from Old French revelour, agent noun from reveler (see revel (v.)).
late 14c., "riotous merry-making," from Old French revel "entertainment, revelry," verbal noun from reveler "be disorderly, make merry" (see revel (v.)). Related: Revels; revel-rout.
early 14c., "to feast in a noisy manner;" late 14c., "take part in revels," from Old French reveler, also rebeller "be disorderly, make merry; rebel, be riotous," from Latin rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel (v.)). The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754. Related: Reveled; reveling; revelled; revelling.