Definition of revelry in English:



  • [mass noun] Lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol.

    ‘sounds of revelry issued into the night’
    ‘New Year revelries’
    • ‘The season's festive revelries began in force on Thursday evening, but with them came a series of incidents including assault and vandalism.’
    • ‘Some twirled around while others puddled about forcing some of the pedestrians to stop and take note of their revelry.’
    • ‘The place was packed, we drank beer, ate chips and crab sticks, indulged in much drunken revelry with loads of laughing friends.’
    • ‘In most people's eyes, Shanghai was an extremely glamorous city during that period, with a splendid variety of entertainment venues for revelries.’
    • ‘Coates-Jones's paintings, also newly commissioned, convey her revelry in light, colour and life.’
    • ‘It has become the Jewish Mardi Gras, a day of revelry, drinking, and masquerades.’
    • ‘I am off to my sister's house for a night of drunken revelry and debauchery.’
    • ‘They come with the fanfare and revelry of a merrymaker to cast a wider net and test their own luck in this prime market.’
    • ‘Angry, he went back to Moscow and once again engaged in a life of revelry, drinking, gambling and womanizing.’
    • ‘Carnival revelry usually involves large crowds of people packed together - a perfect opportunity for pickpockets.’
    • ‘She could not help but feel anxious and she almost wished for the fun and celebratory times of the revelries.’
    • ‘Voting has slowed down as everyone strolls off to their debauchery and revelry.’
    • ‘Saturday sees a day of music and revelry in Parliament Street, while an Indian festival will bring the Royal Ascot experience to a close tomorrow.’
    • ‘And they come, torn away from their television sets, from their hi-fi systems, from their pub and club bars, from their revelries, from their private parties.’
    • ‘Later on there would be a banquet in his honour, with special entertainments and revelries, and tomorrow he would have his first Skill lesson.’
    • ‘Expect beerhall revelry, stiff-legged dancing and lots of ruthlessly efficient singing.’
    • ‘He took delight in game hunting, dousing himself in good drink and revelry.’
    • ‘An antiquated licensing law may put a dampener on New Year's Eve revelry across the county and give licensees and police a major headache.’
    • ‘Hyderabad changed the calendar and ushered in New Year amid revelry and a celebration mood that pervaded every nook and corner.’
    • ‘From all sides came sounds of revelry from cafés and restaurants.’
    partying, parties, revels, festivities, festivity, jollification, merrymaking, carousing, carousal, roistering, debauchery, frolics
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