- a signal, as of a drum or bugle, sounded early in the morning to awaken military personnel and to alert them for assembly.
- a signal to arise.
Origin of reveille
Examples from the Web for reveille
Contemporary Examples of reveille
The school is currently on Reveille VIII, and all iterations have been female.
Mascot matchup: The Texas AM Aggies (which means “agricultural school”) are represented by Reveille, a cute dog.
Historical Examples of reveille
How different from what was passing around him, where the drummers were beating the reveille!Winning His Way
Charles Carleton Coffin
We could distinctly hear the reveille of the rebel troops, and the hum of their camps.The Citizen-Soldier
Friday morning, December 20th, reveille was held in the rain at 5:45 o'clock.
September 30th was one of the days reveille sounded at 4:30 a. m.
When the reveille sounded the next morning we were leaving camp.A Soldier's Life
Edwin G. Rundle
- a signal, given by a bugle, drum, etc, to awaken soldiers or sailors in the morning
- the hour at which this takes place