- reveling; boisterous festivity: Their revelry could be heard across the river.
Origin of revelry
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Related Wordsfestivity, debauchery, carouse, carousal, entertainment, festival, debauch, saturnalia, jollity, gaiety, fun, party, spree, celebration, jollification, reveling, whoop-de-do, whoopla
Examples from the Web for revelries
The continuous string of revelries makes the days blur together.Party on in Pag: The Controversy on Croatia’s Hottest Island
August 25, 2013
This must mean such things as masques and revelries among the upper classes.Minor Poems by Milton
How sing the splendour of the revelries, When buts of wine are drunk off to the lees?Poems 1817
No—let us not disturb the silent people, now donning their green array for nightly revelries.
The palace stirred like a mighty pot that boils to its utmost verge, for the hour of the revelries was come.Master Skylark
But it will never again resound with the revelries of kings and queens.
- noisy or unrestrained merrymaking
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Word Origin and History for revelries
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