revelry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n revelry unrestrained merrymaking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Revelry The act of engaging in a revel; noisy festivity; reveling. "And pomp and feast and revelry ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n revelry The act of reveling; merrymaking; especially, boisterous festivity or jollity.
    • n revelry Synonyms See carousal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Revelry riotous or noisy festivity
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Revel (v. i. & n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reveler—L. rebellāre, to rebel.

Usage

In literature:

He hadn't a very precise recollection of what had happened on that night of frolic and revelry.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
The revelry ceased for a moment.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
The season is rigidly observed in churches, but otherwise it loses its spirit of devotion in that of wild revelry.
"Yule-Tide in Many Lands" by Mary P. Pringle and Clara A. Urann
At Christmastide, in 1789, a house-party entertained by William Cooper celebrated the season with high revelry.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
Disorder, pillage, shouts, revelry and confusion were the order of the night.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
They could hear revelry in other college rooms, and the call of lads on the campus.
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
Before the ten-thirty bell drove the revelers from the scene of revelry, Adrienne had been appointed to act as treasurer.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
In Sweden the Trolls are believed to celebrate Christmas Eve with dancing and revelry.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
It had been remarked by many in the village that Mistress Harcourt had kept aloof as much as possible from the revelry.
"Hayslope Grange" by Emma Leslie
The hunters' life, as we have seen, was not one of revelry and ease.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
Revelry and shouting fill every program.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
There are shouts of revelry that rise and fall with the sound of the blast.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
But the centre, the pivot, the axis of our revelry is always the merry-go-round on the Town Quay.
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
They had before them one Saunders, from Lincolnshire, for carrying revelry too far.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
Sunny and sweet, and light and clear, its airy notes float through the sky, and trill with innocent revelry.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
It is the hurdy-gurdy that calls to life such revelry.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks
For a little while, before closing their eyes in sleep, Thure and Bud lay in their blankets listening to these distant sounds of wild revelry.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
A solitary light burned in one of the lower windows of the old inn, but no sound of revelry issued from its doors.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
There the mad billows held high revelry.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
The brightness and revelry of his banqueting halls were to be succeeded by gloom and sorrow.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
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In poetry:

And since I now remember thee
In darkness and in dread,
As in those hours of revelry
Which Mirth and Music sped;
"Stanzas Composed During A Thunderstorm" by Lord George Gordon Byron
I hear the sound of dancing feet,
Of rustic revelry,
Of voices rising clear and sweet—
And each is known to me.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
Red gayety possessed her lips.
She did not know her eyes
Made revelry seditious, calling
"Lies ... lies ... lies!"
"Sedition" by Edith Mirick
In this strange scene of revelry,
Amidst this gorgeous chivalry,
A form I saw was like to thee,
My love—my Nora!
"My Nora" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The woods and fields should echo far
My choicest minstrelsy,
While earth and sky would both unite
To join the revelry.
"Robin Redbreast" by Jared Barhite
Yet more, the depths have more!—thy waves have roll'd
Above the cities of a world gone by!
Sand hath fill'd up the palaces of old,
Sea-weed o'ergrown the halls of revelry.
—Dash o'er them, ocean! in thy scornful play!
Man yields them to decay.
"The Treasures Of The Deep" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

'Ben & Kate' brings sibling revelry.
All roads led to revelry.
Art Opening at Revelry Boutique Gallery.
Revelry Boutique Gallery shows works of Staci McKnight Maney and Alex Kennedy.
Revelry Boutique-Gallery Presents "THE 138" by Artist Kathy Sullivan.
Autumn Revelry Fundraiser to Benefit Fort Taber.
The First Annual Autumn Revelry offers a sit-down meal at the Fort Taber Park Community Center, catered by M&C Cafe.
Rock 'n' roll Retrospective at Revelry .
Discipline, revelry converge on Lackland.
Art show openings at Revelry .
Art exhibit openings at Revelry .
Some rewarding revelry on Fat Tuesday.
Jami Tobey, Revelry , acrylic, 36 x 36.
Mardi Gras revelry takes over New Orleans.
YMCA's Olde English Christmas features revelry and delight.
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