nounBritish • informal
- 1A lively, noisy party involving dancing and drinking: we had a bit of a rave-upMore example sentences
- Burn's suppers range from formal gatherings to uproariously informal rave-ups of drunkards and louts.
- ‘It's getting you back to the good old days when you used to organize rave-ups for two or three thousand lunatics in an empty warehouse somewhere? ‘laughed Syd.’
- This was a rave-up before they were even invented.
- 1.1North American A fast, loud, or danceable piece of pop music: tunes include full-band rave-ups with a rock-and-roll bass lineMore example sentences
- With those words, Ira kicked off the song, a blazing rave-up that was an early highlight of their Philly show over last Spring Break.
- Gillespie's backing vocals actually detract somewhat from the song, which is otherwise an energizing rave-up.
- ‘Magnetic City’ is probably the most incendiary rave-up you will likely find on any album released this year.
More definitions of rave-upDefinition of rave-up in:
- The US English dictionary