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
It was quite dark and a lonely reveler at the next table seemed to be asleep.Roden's Corner | Henry Seton Merriman
He began to bawl a reveler's song, popular with cowboys on a spree, and old man Thomas joined him.
A few cries from some truck driver or belated reveler answer us.Original Short Stories, Volume 4 (of 13) | Guy de Maupassant
Esther emerged from a laurel bush triumphant with a strayed reveler.Dodo's Daughter | E. F. Benson
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
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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