For my heart leaps within me more than that of any Corybantian reveler, and my eyes rain tears when I hear him.
He began to bawl a reveler's song, popular with cowboys on a spree, and old man Thomas joined him.
The old man who believes that he is loved by a girl is a reveler in the debauchery of his own vanity.
late 14c., "riotous merry-making," from Old French revel "entertainment, revelry," verbal noun from reveler "be disorderly, make merry" (see revel (v.)). Related: Revels; revel-rout.
early 14c., "to feast in a noisy manner;" late 14c., "take part in revels," from Old French reveler, also rebeller "be disorderly, make merry; rebel, be riotous," from Latin rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel (v.)). The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754. Related: Reveled; reveling; revelled; revelling.