(usually Le Réveillon) (In France and French-speaking countries) a night-time celebration, especially a feast traditionally held after midnight on Christmas morning.
- 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.
French, from réveiller 'awaken'.
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