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Definition a party — especially a noisy one


to party or celebrate — especially in a noisy way
  • sounds of drunken revelry
revelry = partying
  • I was caught up in the revelry.
  • The announcer corrected himself, but it hardly dimmed the revelry in Torrance.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • revelry = celebration
  • And that night there was a great feast ... and revelry and dancing,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • revelry = partying/celebration
  • The revelry was so riotous that one POW was surprised everyone survived the night.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • The nonstop revelry didn't help.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • Meantime, forget this new-fall'n dignity, And fall into our rustic revelry:— Play, music!
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • MUSAGETES Among this witches' revelry His way one gladly loses; And, truly, it would easier be Than to command the Muses.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • The sun had long set on the day after the celebration, but Cesar, Lucky, Jose and their cronies continued the revelry deep into the night.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • In spite of all this, the spirit of revelry was wanting in the atmosphere of the house.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • At which point the revelry mixed with meanness abated and King Walker handed Milkman his Winchester .
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Oh, much of it's mere revelry," replied Mr. Bonn.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The effect on our heroine was much as if she had found herself an observer of the revelries of demons.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • The main room is packed with lowlife revelry.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The tall, ungainly girl left the hall with long strides, almost unnoticed amidst the revelry.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The sounds of rape and revelry diminished as they climbed, until there was only the soft scrape of boots on stone.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • A mood of revelry suddenly took possession of her.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • The grotesque revelries continued.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • For the world called to the heart, which stammered to reply; life, and love, and revelry, and, most falsely, hope, called the forgetful, the human heart.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • There is much revelry on my account.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red

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