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revelry

Definition:

unrestrained merrymaking

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

revel

Plural:

revelries

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

bust | carouse | orgy | whoopee

Synonyms:

revel

Etymology:

"act of reveling", 15th century; see "revel" + "-ery".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural] | wassailry [synonym]

noisy or unrestrained merrymaking (4 of 401 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Merriam-Webster:

revelry | conviviality [synonym] | festivity [synonym] | gaiety [synonym] | jollification [synonym] | jollity [synonym] | merriment [synonym] | rejoicing [synonym] | reveling [synonym] | ...

noisy partying or merrymaking (4 of 274 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

revelry [countable/uncountable, literary] | revelries [plural]

a situation in which people celebrate or enjoy themselves in a lively and noisy way, especially by singing, dancing, and drinking alcohol (22 of 59 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural]

(also "revelries") | lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol (16 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/revelry

Cambridge Dictionary:

revelry [literary]

when people are drinking, dancing, singing, etc. at a party or in public, especially in a noisy way (18 of 41 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revelry

Random House Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural]

reveling; boisterous festivity. (3 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/revelry

Wiktionary:

revelry | revelries [plural] | celebration [synonym] | festivity [synonym] | revelment [synonym]

Joyful merry-making. (2 of 16 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/revelry

New World Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural]

reveling; noisy merrymaking; boisterous festivity (5 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revelry

American Heritage Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural] | revelrous [adjective, related]

Boisterous merrymaking. (2 of 10 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revelry

Wikipedia:

Revels

a contemporary series of American seasonal stage performances, initially given at Christmas time as the Christmas Revels at Town Hall in New York City in 1957, which involve singing, dancing, recitals, theatrics, and usually some audience... (36 of 662 words)

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Revels (disambiguation)

an American series of annual theatrical events. Revels may also refer to: Revels (confectionery), a chocolate product made by Mars, Inc. | Revels (culfest), cultural festival of Manipal Institute of Technology | Master of the Revels, a position in the ... (38 of 133 words, 7 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

revelry [often plural] | revelries [plural]

lively enjoyment or celebration, usually involving eating, drinking, dancing, and noise (11 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701814​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

revelry

Origin: "act of reveling", 15th century; see "revel" + "-ery".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=revelry

revel

First use: about 1300

Origin: "riotous merry-making", from Old French revel, from reveler "be disorderly, make merry", from Latin rebellare "to rebel". The ... (20 of 43 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural]

Origin: Middle English revelrie

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revelry

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

Origin: Middle English revelen from Middle French reveler, to revel, literally, to rebel from Latin rebellare: see "rebel" | Middle ... (18 of 25 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

revelry [entry 1, verb] | reveled [past tense] | revelled [past tense] | reveling [present participle] | revelling [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French reveler, literally, to rebel, from Latin rebellare

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

Wiktionary:

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

revel | reveled [past tense] | revelled [past tense] | reveling [present participle] | revelling [present participle] | revels [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English revelen, to carouse, from Old French reveler, to rebel, carouse, from Latin rebellāre, to rebel; see "rebel".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revel

Collins Dictionary:

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​/revel

Oxford Dictionary:

revel | revel in

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French reveler "rise up in rebellion", from Latin rebellare "to rebel"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/revel

Encarta Dictionary:

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

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French reveler "rebel, carouse" from Latin rebellare "to rebel" from bellum "war"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701808​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "revelry"

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

revel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "revel"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

revelry [countable/uncountable, literary] | revelries [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "revelry"

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

revel [intransitive, literary] | revelled [past tense] | revelling [present participle] | revels [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "revel"

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

revel [countable, plural, literary, noun] | revels [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "revel"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

revelry [countable/uncountable, literary] | revelries [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revelry"

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

revel [intransitive, literary, verb] | revelled [past tense] | revelling [present participle] | revels [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revel"

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

revel [countable, plural, literary, noun] | revels [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/revel 5

Cambridge Dictionary:

revelry [literary]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "revelry"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "revelry"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revelry

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

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "revel"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "revel"

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the Free Dictionary:

revelry

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "revelry"

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

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revel

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "revel"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "revel"

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

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Google Dictionary:

revelry | revelries [plural]

Audio: Pronunciation associated with "revelry"

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

Audio: English pronunciation of "revel"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

revelry

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revelry"

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revel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revel"

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Revel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Revel"

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YourDictionary Audio:

revelry

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

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revel

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

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