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intr.v. rev·eled, rev·el·ing, rev·els also rev·elled or rev·el·ling
1. To take great pleasure or delight: She reveled in her unaccustomed leisure.
2. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
n. often revels
A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.

[Middle English revelen, to carouse, from Old French reveler, to rebel, carouse, from Latin rebellāre, to rebel; see rebel.]

rev′el·er, rev′el·ler n.
celebrant, celebrator, reveler - Celebrants take part in religious ceremonies; celebrators or revelers gather for purposes of revelry.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reveler - a celebrant who shares in a noisy partyreveler - a celebrant who shares in a noisy party; "the clubs attract revelers as young as thirteen"
celebrant, celebrater, celebrator - a person who is celebrating
roisterer - an especially noisy and unrestrained merrymaker
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All the hurrahs, carried upward upon the sonorous waves of the immense acoustic tube, arrived with the sound of thunder at its mouth; and the multitude ranged round Stones Hill heartily united their shouts with those of the ten revelers hidden from view at the bottom of the gigantic Columbiad.
By this time the carriages, that were to convey the revelers to their respective homes, had begun to assemble outside the Castle-grounds: and it became evident--now that Lady Muriel's cousin had joined our party that the problem, how to convey five people to Elveston, with a carriage that would only hold four, must somehow be solved.
Some patriotic Taiwanese revelers in NYC made sure that the crowds knew where they were from at the New Year's celebration in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
LUCENA CITY -- Despite the massive government campaign against firecrackers, eight New Year's Eve revelers still sustained blast injuries in Quezon province, police said Thursday.
Revelers set a bull's horns on |fire during the 'Toro de Jubilo' Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain, yesterday.
The Goa Police had issued various guidelines including installation of CCTV cameras and strict frisking of revelers, he said.
Four people sustained grievous injuries in a shootout on the crowded Bourbon Street, where revelers partied ahead of the Mardi Gras annual carnival in New Orleans, Saturday night, police said.
Summary: The festival of colours, Holi was celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm in national capital on Wednesday, with revelers spraying colour at each other.
But his portrait of the grim effects of globalization sure doesn't make you proud to wave the red, white and blue, and even manages to sober up a few Mardi Gras revelers in the process - no small trick, that.
By night, order vanishes, and revelers rush through the streets while holding lit candles and singing folk tunes.
29, when bashes rolled the red carpet back out and revelers lingered well into the wee hours.
What began in 1986 with 20 participants at Baker Beach in San Francisco has grown to a record 29,000 revelers this year.