revelry

[ rev-uhl-ree ]
/ ˈrɛv əl ri /

noun, plural rev·el·ries.

reveling; boisterous festivity: Their revelry could be heard across the river.

Nearby words

  1. revelationist,
  2. revelative,
  3. revelator,
  4. revelatory,
  5. reveler,
  6. revels,
  7. revenant,
  8. revenge,
  9. revenge porn,
  10. revengeful

Origin of revelry

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at revel, -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for revelry

revelry

/ (ˈrɛvəlrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

noisy or unrestrained merrymaking
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Word Origin and History for revelry

revelry

n.

"act of reveling; merrymaking, boisterous festivity, amusement," early 15c., from revel (n.) + -ery.

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