verb (used without object), rev·eled, rev·el·ing or (especially British) rev·elled, rev·el·ling.
- revealed theology,
- revelation, book of,
Origin of revel
Examples from the Web for revelled
It was a circle of exceptionally bright teenagers who revelled equally in wit and in culture.Why World War I Is at the Heart of ‘Lord of the Rings’|John Garth|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rosseau, Voltaire, Byron, Goethe have revelled in the delights of its tranquil beauty and celebrated its charms in immortal words.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
How we revelled in that drink as we paused at Romano's Well!
They revelled with the most abandoned of the natives, and disease and drink ravaged the once peaceful island.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (intr)
Word Origin for revel
late 14c., "riotous merry-making," from Old French revel "entertainment, revelry," verbal noun from reveler "be disorderly, make merry" (see revel (v.)). Related: Revels; revel-rout.
early 14c., "to feast in a noisy manner;" late 14c., "take part in revels," from Old French reveler, also rebeller "be disorderly, make merry; rebel, be riotous," from Latin rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel (v.)). The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754. Related: Reveled; reveling; revelled; revelling.