Definition of reveille noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈvæli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrevəli//
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a tune that is played to wake soldiers in the morning; the time when it is played Reveille sounded at first light. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French réveillez! ‘wake up!’, imperative plural of réveiller, based on Latin vigilare ‘keep watch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reveille