intransitive verb-·eled or -·elled, -·el·ing or -·el·ling
- to make merry; be noisily festive
- to take much pleasure; delight (in): to revel in one's freedom
Origin of revelMiddle English revelen from Middle French reveler, to revel, literally , to rebel from Classical Latin rebellare: see rebel
- boisterous festivity; merrymaking; revelry
- [often pl.] an occasion of merrymaking or boisterous festivity; celebration
Origin of revelME < MFr < the v.