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 revelling
The coast is to be left defenceless, while men of the interior are revelling in conquest and spoil.
That other self of hers unfurled its wings, and she floated off, revelling in an ecstasy of gentle motion.The Beth Book|Sarah Grand
How was it in the old times when Port Royal was crowded with revelling crews of buccaneers?The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
They sat in front of the temple until far in the night, revelling in the beauty of the new nature.Nedra|George Barr McCutcheon
He had a grand time, revelling with pen and pad and littering the floor with inked sheets unnumbered and still wet.When Winter Comes to Main Street|Grant Martin Overton
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.