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reveille

Syllabification: rev·eil·le
Pronunciation: /ˈrevəlē
 
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Definition of reveille in English:

noun

[in singular]
A signal sounded especially on a bugle or drum to wake personnel in the armed forces.
Example sentences
  • At five o'clock in the morning, the reveille sounds and prisoner Ivan Denisovich Shukov lies in his bunk, wondering if he should get up.
  • With an affectionate gaze at his sober colleague, the prudent maidservant removes the wine-bottle, while a trumpeter at the door satirically sounds the reveille.
  • As the bugler played the reveille he finished his salute and walked past the Pool of Remembrance where a crowd had gathered.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French réveillez! 'wake up!', imperative plural of réveiller, based on Latin vigilare 'keep watch'.

Words that rhyme with reveille

Ali, alley, Allie, Ally, bally, dally, dilly-dally, farfalle, galley, Halley, mallee, Mexicali, pally, Raleigh, rally, sally, tally, valley

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