to take great pleasure or delight (usually followed by in): to revel in luxury.
to indulge in boisterous festivities; celebrate.
boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.
Often revels . an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity with dancing, masking, etc.
- rev·el·er; especially British, rev·el·ler, noun
- rev·el·ment, noun
- un·rev·el·ing, adjective
- un·rev·el·ling, adjective
Other definitions for Revel (2 of 2)
former Russian name of Tallinn.
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How to use revel in a sentence
The smooth filling revels in nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and orange, albeit in amounts that let the sweet potato shine.
So, during our yearly week of sloth and bacchanalian revels, we would sneak out for two 30-minute bouts of hard running, hoping that would allow us to be both well-rested and still fit when we started training for indoor track.
revel is also rolling out a feature that any New Yorker can use, with or without a company account.Electric moped startup Revel returns to New York with helmet selfie, other in-app safety features | Kirsten Korosec | August 27, 2020 | TechCrunch
In the safety of the light of day, we positively revel in our facts.
Much like the Taj Mahal, revel opened in classically gaudy Atlantic City style in April 2012—with a sunrise Champagne toast.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal | Olivia Nuzzi | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The revel casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was equipped with a particularly elaborate video system.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband | Michael Daly | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The second leak came shortly after revel went bust and shut down on September 2.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband | Michael Daly | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lately, Richard Dawkins seems to scan the world for sore spots, take a good poke, and revel in the ensuing outcry.
Why must I and my child walk on this hot pavement, while they repose on velvet cushions and revel in all luxury?Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
During all this time the Count was in high spirits, and seemed to revel in the brightness of the day and the glory of the scenery.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
They could revel in the rugged measures of ‘Marmion,’ in the whirl and clatter of the ‘Last Minstrel.’A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
She too hides somewhere, deep down, a poor fettered thing that would gladly join the revel, if it dared.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
They absolutely revel in the most voluptuous indulgence of the nil admirari.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
British Dictionary definitions for revel
(foll by in) to take pleasure or wallow: to revel in success
to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
(often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
a less common word for revelry
- reveller, noun
- revelment, noun
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