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reveilles

noun

  1. (military machine)  signal to wake up
    Synonyms: wake-up signal. Topic: military machine. Type of: bugle call
  2. (awakening)  a signal to get up in the morning; in the military, it's a bugle call at sunrise
    Type of: awakening

Etymology summary

Alteration of French réveillez, second person plural imperative of réveiller, to...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

reveille [military] | reveilles [plural]

The sounding of a bugle or drum early in the morning to awaken soldiers. (14 of 23 words, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Reveille

a bugle call, trumpet call or pipes call most often associated with the military; it's chiefly used to wake military personnel at sunrise. The name comes from "réveillé", the French word for "wake up". British Army Cavalry and Royal Horse Artillery ... (41 of 1333 words, 1 image)

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Reveille (disambiguation)

can refer to: Reveille, the bugle call | Reveille (dog), the Texas A&M mascot | Daily Reveille, the LSU student newspaper | Reveille (band), the rap-metal band | Reveille (album), by the band Deerhoof | Reveille (newspaper), a defunct British tabloid |... (36 of 120 words, 11 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

reveille

a signal, given by a bugle, drum, etc, to awaken soldiers or sailors in the morning | the hour at which this takes place (23 of 381 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reveille

Merriam-Webster:

reveille

a signal to get up mornings | a bugle call at about sunrise signaling the first military formation of the day ; also, the formation so signaled (26 of 89 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reveille

American Heritage Dictionary:

reveille

The sounding of a bugle early in the morning to awaken and summon people in a camp or garrison. | This bugle call or its equivalent. | The first ... (27 of 86 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

reveille

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 | the first ... (28 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reveille

Oxford Dictionary:

reveille [singular]

a signal sounded especially on a bugle or drum to wake personnel in the armed forces (16 of 58 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reveille

reveille

Syllabification: (rev·eil·le) | [singular] | a signal sounded especially on a bugle or drum to wake personnel in the armed forces. (19 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/reveille

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reveille [singular, uncountable]

a piece of music traditionally played on the bugle in the morning to wake up soldiers, or the time when it's played (22 of 47 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reveille

Random House Dictionary:

reveille

a signal, as of a drum or bugle, sounded early in the morning to awaken military personnel and to alert them for assembly. | a signal to arise. (27 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reveille

Cambridge Dictionary:

reveille

a musical signal played to wake up soldiers in the morning, or the time when it's played (17 of 25 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reveille

Encarta Dictionary:

reveille | reveilles [plural]

the sounding of a bugle to awaken and summon military personnel in a camp | the time of day at which reveille is sounded | the military formation that ... (27 of 86 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701807​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

reveille

Origin: Alteration of French réveillez, second person plural imperative of réveiller, to wake, from Old French resveiller: ... (16 of 40 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

reveille

First use: 1640s

Origin: French réveillez (vous) "awaken!" imperative plural of réveiller "to awaken, to wake up", from Middle French re- "again" + ... (20 of 35 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

reveille

First use: 1644

Origin: modification of French réveillez, imperative plural of réveiller to awaken, from Middle French reveiller, from re- + ... (18 of 33 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

reveille

Origin: French réveillez(-vous), imperative of (se) réveiller, to wake up from ré- ( from Latin re-) + ... (16 of 24 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

reveille

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French réveillez! awake! from re- + Old French esveillier to be wakeful, ultimately from Latin vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reveille

Oxford Dictionary:

reveille [singular]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: French réveillez! "wake up!", imperative plural of réveiller, based on Latin vigilare "keep watch"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reveille

Wiktionary:

reveille [military] | reveilles [plural]

Origin: French réveillez, imperative form of réveiller ("to wake") .

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reveille

Encarta Dictionary:

reveille | reveilles [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Alteration of French réveillez "wake up!" from Old French resveiller "awaken" from esveiller from Latin vigil "awake, alert"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701807​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

Reveille

Audio: "Reveille on bugle"

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Wiktionary:

reveille [military] | reveilles [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reveille"

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Collins Dictionary:

reveille

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reveille"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reveille

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reveille [singular, uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reveille"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reveille

Macmillan American Dictionary:

reveille [singular, uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reveille"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/reveille

Cambridge Dictionary:

reveille

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reveille"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reveille"

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the Free Dictionary:

reveille

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reveille"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reveille"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "reveille" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reveille

Google Dictionary:

reveille | reveilles [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reveille"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reveille

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reveille"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=reveil​01 word=reveille

YourDictionary Audio:

reveille

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reveille" by speech synthesizer

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