verb (used with object), rav·eled, rav·el·ing or (especially British) rav·elled, rav·el·ling.
verb (used without object), rav·eled, rav·el·ing or (especially British) rav·elled, rav·el·ling.
Words nearby ravel
Origin of ravel
OTHER WORDS FROM ravelrav·el·er; especially British, rav·el·ler, nounrav·el·ly, adjective
Definition for ravel (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for ravel
I associate Ravel with your music from the beginning of your career.
It was obvious to me that Bill Evans was influenced by Ravel, too.
So I started off with two influences: Ravel, directly, and also Bill Evans.
At most, the piece underlines a common notion of Ravel as predicting later, more strenuously modern music.
What you hear could be Ravel reworking his own thoughts on music, if he'd lived into the 1960s.
Of one blood we are, and love can ravel up our little difference and make us grow one indeed.Cleopatra|H. Rider Haggard
The several straps, after describing a certain number of turns, ravel out at the ends and hang loose.The Life of the Spider|J. Henri Fabre
O the complexities of the ravel produced by time struggling with eternity!Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If the thread breaks, ravel out a few stitches and let the old end of thread lie under the hem.Clothing and Health|Helen Kinne
They ravel little, and can be steamed almost to their original freshness when they become worn.The Story of Silk|Sara Ware Bassett