Revel definition

rĕvəl
Revel is defined as to celebrate loudly or to take great pleasure in something.

An example of revel is partying during Mardi Gras.

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The definition of a revel is a loud celebration.

An example of revel is Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

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To make merry; be noisily festive.
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A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.
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To take much pleasure; delight (in)

To revel in one's freedom.

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Boisterous festivity; merrymaking; revelry.
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An occasion of merrymaking or boisterous festivity; celebration.
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An instance of merrymaking; a celebration.
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To make merry; to have a gay, lively time.
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(obsolete) To draw back; to retract.

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(architecture) Alternative form of reveal.
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To take great pleasure or delight.

She reveled in her unaccustomed leisure.

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To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
revel
Plural:
revels

Origin of revel

  • Middle English revelen to carouse from Old French reveler to rebel, carouse from Latin rebellāre to rebel rebel

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

  • From Middle English revelen, from Old French revel, from reveler (“to be disorderly, to make merry"), from Latin rebello (“to rebel")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin revellere; re- + vellere (“to pluck, pull").

    From Wiktionary