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



BrE BrE//ˈrevl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrevl//
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[usually plural] (literary) noisy celebrations Bright lights illuminated the revels and feasting. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French reveler ‘rise up in rebellion’, from Latin rebellare ‘to rebel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: revel

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