from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Boisterous merrymaking.
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- n. Joyful merry-making.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of engaging in a revel; noisy festivity; reveling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of reveling; merrymaking; especially, boisterous festivity or jollity.
- n. Synonyms See carousal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unrestrained merrymaking
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The revelry is short-lived, however, for the monster Grendel (Crispin Glover) shows up and kills people in graphic fashion.
That evening and well into the night, the coffee flowed freely to the townspeople, who engaged in revelry unlike the town of Plum Rose had ever seen.
The chief feature of the revelry was the distribution of gifts on the
The whole scene -- as the cooks moved actively about upon the lawn, and children romped round the fires, and settlers came flocking through the forests -- might have recalled the revelry of merry England in the olden time, though the costumes of the far west were, perhaps, somewhat different from those of old England.
His favourite part of the revelry is the march by different infantry, cavalry and mechanised regiments.
The arrival of the guests, the welcomes, and the "revelry" of the assembly.
His father, having found out the contrivance by which he raised money for this kind of revelry adopted, in his own imagination, a wiser course.
In a shockingly inaccurate critique of QuAM for focusing on "revelry" as opposed to "awareness", the Editorial Board not only passes judgment on an arbitrary conception of education, but participates in the stigmatization of LGBT sexuality.
He said that “this revelry in extravagant habits, this unquenchable demand for amusements, for continuous mental intoxicants” threatened to bring the nation to its knees.
Asked why he promoted such libidinous revelry, he replied, “Why should the devil have all the good times?”