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revelry

[rev-uh l-ree] /ˈrɛv əl ri/
noun, plural revelries.
1.
reveling; boisterous festivity:
Their revelry could be heard across the river.
Origin of revelry
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at revel, -ry
Synonyms
merrymaking, celebration, carousal, spree.
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revelry

/ˈrɛvəlrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
noisy or unrestrained merrymaking
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revelry

n.

"act of reveling; merrymaking, boisterous festivity, amusement," early 15c., from revel (n.) + -ery.

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