revelry

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. merrymaking, festivity, conviviality, jollification. See amusement, rejoicing.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. spree, festivity, carousing; see celebration 2 , entertainment 1 , party 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
merry-making, partying, celebration, rejoicing, festivity, gaiety, carousal, romping, carrying on, *good times.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event: celebration, festivity, merrymaking, rejoicing, revel (often used in plural). See LAUGHTER. 2. Joyful, exuberant activity: conviviality, festival, festiveness, festivity, fun, gaiety, jollity, merriment, merrymaking, revel (often used in plural). See LAUGHTER.

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  • Revelry — Rev el*ry, n. [See {Revel}, v. i. & n.] The act of engaging in a revel; noisy festivity; reveling. [1913 Webster] And pomp and feast and revelry. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revelry — index treat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revelry — (n.) act of reveling, 15c.; see REVEL (Cf. revel) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • revelry — [n] merrymaking carousal, carouse, celebration, debauch, debauchery, entertainment, festival, festivity, fun, gaiety, high jinks*, jollification, jollity, party, reveling, revelment, saturnalia, spree, whoop de do*, whoopla*; concepts 377,384 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • revelry — [rev′əl rē] n. pl. revelries [ME revelrie] reveling; noisy merrymaking; boisterous festivity …   English World dictionary

  • Revelry — Infobox Album Name = Revelry Type = Album Artist = Beyond Dawn Recorded = August/September 1997 Released = May 26, 1998 Genre = Gothic rock Doom metal Label = Misanthropy Records Reviews = Last album = Pity Love (1995) This album = Revelry (1998) …   Wikipedia

  • revelry — UK [ˈrev(ə)lrɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms revelry : singular revelry plural revelries mainly literary a situation in which people celebrate or enjoy themselves in a lively and noisy way, especially by singing, dancing, and… …   English dictionary

  • revelry — [[t]re̱v(ə)lri[/t]] revelries N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Revelry is people enjoying themselves in a noisy way, often while they are drunk. [LITERARY] As we got close to Broadway, we heard the sounds of revelry getting louder and louder. ...New Year… …   English dictionary

  • revelry — /rev euhl ree/, n., pl. revelries. reveling; boisterous festivity: Their revelry could be heard across the river. [1400 50; late ME; see REVEL, RY] Syn. merrymaking, celebration, carousal, spree. * * * …   Universalium

  • revelry — rev|el|ry [ revlri ] noun count or uncount MAINLY LITERARY a situation in which people celebrate or enjoy themselves in a lively and noisy way, especially by singing, dancing, and drinking alcohol: St. Patrick s Day revelries He was exhausted… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • revelry — /ˈrɛvəlri/ (say revuhlree) noun (plural revelries) revelling; boisterous festivity: the sound of their revelry could be heard across the river. {revel + ry} …   Australian English dictionary

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