revel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛvəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɛvəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(revəl)


Inflections of 'revel' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
revels
v 3rd person singular
revelling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
reveling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
revelled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
reveled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
revelled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
reveled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rev•el /ˈrɛvəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, n. 
v. 
  1. to take great pleasure in;
    enjoy greatly:[+ in + object]to revel in luxury.
  2. [no object] to enjoy lively, pleasurable activities such as feasting or dancing.

n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of enjoying activities;
    revelry.
  2. Often,  revels. [plural] an occasion of parties, feasting, etc.:A neighbor called the police and thus put a stop to their late-night revels.
rev•el•er;
 [esp. Brit.,] rev•el•ler, n. [countable]


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rev•el  (revəl),USA pronunciation v.,  -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to take great pleasure or delight (usually fol. by in):to revel in luxury.
  2. to make merry;
    indulge in boisterous festivities.

n. 
  1. boisterous merrymaking or festivity;
    revelry.
  2. Often,  revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity with dancing, masking, etc.
revel•er*  [esp. Brit.,] revel•ler, n. 
revel•ment, n. 
  • Old French, derivative of reveler
  • Latin rebellāre to rebel; (noun, nominal) Middle English
  • Old French reveler to raise tumult, make merry
  • (verb, verbal) Middle English revelen 1275–1325
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged celebrate, carouse, roister, caper.

Re•vel  (rāvəl; Russ. ryevyil),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesformer Russian name of  Tallinn. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
revel /ˈrɛvəl/ vb ( -els, -elling, -elled) ( US -els, -eling, -eled)(intransitive)
  1. (followed by in) to take pleasure or wallow: to revel in success
  2. to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
n
  1. (often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French reveler to be merry, noisy, from Latin rebellāre to revolt, rebel

ˈreveller n
'revel' also found in these entries:
Collocations: late-night revels in the [bar, pub, town square], a [charity, hospital] fund-raising revel, join (in) the [town, village, staff] revels, more...

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