Reveille meaning

rĕvə-lē
A signal to get up out of bed.
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A signal on a bugle, drum, etc. at some fixed time early in the morning to waken soldiers or sailors or call them to first assembly.
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The first assembly of the day.
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(military) The sounding of a bugle or drum early in the morning to awaken soldiers.
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Origin of reveille

  • Alteration of French réveillez second person pl. imperative of réveiller to wake from Old French resveiller re- re- esveiller to awake (from Vulgar Latin exvigilāre) (Latin ex- ex-) (Latin vigilāre to awake) (from vigil awake weg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French réveillez, imperative form of réveiller (“to wake") .

    From Wiktionary