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Dictionary definition of revel

To take great pleasure or enjoyment in something, often in a noisy or boisterous way.
"She used to revel in the limelight, but now she prefers a quieter life."

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Detailed meaning of revel

It can also refer to the act of celebrating or expressing pleasure and happiness by engaging in activities such as dancing, music, and feasting. The word comes from the Latin word "revelare" which means "to reveal" or "to make known."

In everyday use, revel refers to the act of taking great pleasure or enjoyment in something, often in a noisy or boisterous way. For example, reveling in a victory is the act of taking great pleasure or enjoyment in a victory, reveling in a success is the act of taking great pleasure or enjoyment in a success, and reveling in a party is the act of taking great pleasure or enjoyment in a party.

In literature, the term is often used to describe the act of taking great pleasure or enjoyment in something, often in a noisy or boisterous way, that happens in the story. Additionally, it can be used in a more figurative sense, to describe the act of celebrating or expressing pleasure and happiness by engaging in activities such as dancing, music, and feasting, as in "reveling in the beauty of the nature"

In various fields, revel can be used to describe the act of taking great pleasure or enjoyment in something, often in a noisy or boisterous way, such as reveling in a victory, reveling in a success, or reveling in a party. It can also be used to describe the act of celebrating or expressing pleasure and happiness by engaging in activities such as dancing, music, and feasting, such as reveling in the beauty of the nature, or reveling in the success of a project.

Example sentences containing revel

1. The children revel in the snowfall, building snowmen and having snowball fights.
2. Fans of the band will revel in the upcoming concert, singing along to every song.
3. As the sun sets, beachgoers revel in the warm, golden hues of the evening sky.
4. The dancers revel in the music, moving gracefully to its rhythm.
5. After weeks of hard work, they finally revel in the success of their project.
6. The chef watches diners revel in the exquisite flavors of his culinary creations.

History and etymology of revel

The verb 'revel' traces its roots back to Middle English and Old French. In Middle English, it was known as 'revele,' meaning to make merry or engage in noisy festivities. This Middle English term was borrowed from the Old French word 'reveler,' which had a similar meaning of celebrating or enjoying oneself. The Old French word, in turn, likely has its origins in Latin, where 'rebellare' meant to rebel or resist, but over time, it took on the sense of revelling in merriment and celebration. Today, 'revel' is associated with taking great pleasure, delight, or joy in something, often with a sense of enthusiasm and festivity, making it a fitting term for boisterous and joyful celebrations.

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Further usage examples of revel

1. The festival attendees revel in the lively atmosphere, dancing and celebrating.
2. Nature enthusiasts revel in the beauty of the lush forest and its wildlife.
3. In the carnival, children revel in the excitement of rides and cotton candy.
4. As the team scores the winning goal, the fans revel in the victory's euphoria.
5. Friends gather around the campfire to revel in stories and roasted marshmallows.
6. The dancers begin to revel in the freedom of their movement.
7. I revel in the peace and tranquility of the early morning.
8. At the beach, children revel in the pleasure of building sandcastles.
9. When the team wins, fans revel in the streets.
10. At the concert, the audience will revel in the sound of the orchestra.
11. After a long hike, they revel in the beauty of the sunset.
12. The writers often revel in the complexity of their plots.
13. You should revel in your accomplishments; you've earned them!
14. After a successful launch, the team could finally revel in their hard work.
15. In nature, he found a place to revel in solitude.
16. On vacation, they revel in the luxury of the five-star hotel.
17. Underneath the warm sun, she began to revel in the simple joy of reading.
18. At the end of the day, they revel in the satisfaction of a job well done.
19. In autumn, we often revel in the vibrant colors of the changing leaves.
20. For artists, they revel in the process as much as the final product.
21. You can revel in the chaos or seek a calmer path.
22. Many travelers revel in the charm of old European cities.
23. They revel in the thrill of the roller coaster ride.
24. At the fair, children and adults alike revel in the fun and games.

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