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réveillon

Line breaks: ré|veil¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛveɪˈjɒ̃
 
, ʀevɛjɔ̃/

Definition of réveillon in English:

noun

(usually Le Réveillon) (In France and French-speaking countries) a night-time celebration, especially a feast traditionally held after midnight on Christmas morning.
Example sentences
  • We did Christmas French-style: we had a ‘reveillon’ on Christmas Eve.
  • A huge New Year's reveillon took place in Rio de Janeiro, culminating in a display of fireworks in three colours, to symbolise the three races that form the Brazilian people.
  • We hosted a little ‘réveillon’ party yesterday night, for which Stéphane and I cooked up a pocket-sized storm.

Origin

French, from réveiller 'awaken'.

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