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revellers

revellers is a plural form of reveller

reveller

Definition:

a celebrant who shares in a noisy party

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

revel

Plural:

revellers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

roisterer

Synonyms:

merrymaker | reveler [American spelling]

Etymology:

from Old French reveler to be merry, noisy, from Latin rebellāre to revolt,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Reveller
(Born: 1815 racehorse)

a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. His most significant win came in the 1818 St Leger Stakes, but he remained in training until 1823, winning numerous races in the North of England. He had a long rivalry with another northern champion, Doctor ... (42 of 1532 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Reveller

Collins Dictionary:

reveller | revel | revelry [less common, sense-specific]

a person who revels or takes part in noisy festivities | [followed by "in"] to take pleasure or wallow | to take part in noisy festivities; make merry ... (26 of 357 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Merriam-Webster:

reveler | reveller | celebrator [synonym] | merrymaker [synonym] | partyer [synonym] | partygoer [synonym] | celebrant [synonym] | roisterer [synonym] | bacchanal [similar] | ...

one who engages in revelry (5 of 75 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

revel | reveled [past tense] | revelled [past tense] | reveling [present participle] | revelling [present participle] | revels [3rd-person singular present] | reveler [noun, related] | reveller [noun, related]

To take great pleasure or delight | To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry. | A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking. Often used ... (21 of 69 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revel

Oxford Dictionary:

reveller | reveler [United States]

a person who is enjoying themselves in a lively and noisy way (12 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reveller

Cambridge Dictionary:

revel [US USUALLY, literary] | -ll- [past tense] | -l- [past tense] | reveler [noun, United States, derived] | reveller [noun, British, derived]

to dance, drink, sing, etc. at a party or in public, especially in a noisy way (16 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revel

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reveller [countable, literary] | revellers [plural]

someone who enjoys themselves at a lively and noisy party or celebration by dancing, singing, and drinking alcohol (18 of 24 words, pronunciation)

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

Wiktionary:

reveller | revellers [plural] | reveler [United States]

One who revels; a party goer. (6 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reveller

New World Dictionary:

revel | reveled [past tense] | revelled [past tense] | reveling [present participle] | revelling [present participle] | reveler [related]

to make merry; be noisily festive | to take much pleasure; delight (in) | boisterous festivity; merrymaking; revelry | an occasion of merrymaking or ... (21 of 65 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revel

Random House Dictionary:

merrymaker

a person who gaily or enthusiastically takes part in some festive or merry celebration; reveler. (15 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/merrymaker

Encarta Dictionary:

merrymaking | merrymaker [noun, derived]

lively celebration, fun, or enjoyment (5 of 16 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629401​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

reveller | revel

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French reveler to be merry, noisy, from Latin rebellāre to revolt, rebel

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

Wiktionary:

reveller | revellers [plural] | reveler [United States]

Origin: revel + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reveller

revel | revels [plural] | revelled [past tense] | reveled [past tense] | revelling [present participle] | reveling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English revelen, from Old French revel, from reveler ("to be disorderly, to make merry"), from Latin rebello ("to rebel") | Latin revellere; re- + vellere ("to pluck, pull").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/revel

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

revel [US USUALLY, literary] | -ll- [past tense] | -l- [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reveller"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reveller"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revel

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reveller [countable, literary] | revellers [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reveller"

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

the Free Dictionary:

reveller

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reveller"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reveller"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reveller

Reveler

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Reveler"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Reveler"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Reveler

Macmillan American Dictionary:

reveler [countable, literary] | revelers [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reveler"

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

Google Dictionary:

reveler | revellers [plural] | revelers [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reveler"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=reveler

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reveler

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reveler"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=revele​01 word=reveler

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