Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A trumpet call for rousing soldiers; a reveille.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A trumpet call for rousing soldiers; a reveille.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A musical call or strain intended to arouse or excite; a blast of a trumpet to awaken soldiers in the morning.

Etymologies

Compare French lever to raise. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • A biker to feel well-endowed
    Requires an engine that's loud.
    At daybreak he'll rev it -
    The neighborhood levet -
    Then flee from the rage of the crowd.

    October 21, 2016

  • "the blast of a trumpet."

    October 9, 2008