from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wild or vigorous musical performance.
  • n. Chiefly British A raucous party or gathering.

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  • n. a raucous gathering


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  • Halloween Ball, GlasgowA day or two early, perhaps, for full-on Halloween hoopla, but combined with Fortified's fourth birthday party, and also that it's the club's last night in the soon-to-be-demolished Art School union building, all the essential elements for a right royal rave-up are in situ.

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  • Now HA is back in London with an intimate rave-up featuring the DJ-producer known simply as Joe.

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  • Constructed by a team of high-priced hitmakers led by Americana Authenticity Signifier Rick Rubin, "21" is informed, but never overwhelmed, by roots music: The booming opener "Rolling in the Deep" draws heavily from blues; "Rumour Has It" is set in a fictional universe where Dusty Springfield fronts the Ronettes; "One and Only" is an awe-inspiring gospel rave-up.

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  • This Friday, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Front Room – otherwise known as the rather less chi-chi-sounding Foyer – over at the cultural hot box that is the Southbank Centre, will be offering you just such a refined rave-up.

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  • The latter's '70s style echoed in the show's magnum opus, the Brownstein-led Racehorse,'' which concluded the 55-minute set with an instrumental rave-up.

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  • The latter's '70s style echoed in the show's magnum opus, the Brownstein-led "Racehorse," which concluded the 55-minute set with an instrumental rave-up.

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  • “If Mr. Springsteen puts out an E-Street Band project with one rave-up and several tracks containing an overarching theme of redemption, the president will certainly take that as a strong indicator of economic recovery,” said press secretary Robert Gibbs, adding that an album cover featuring an American flag would be “extremely promising.”

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  • The milieu created by Lloyd and his designer, Soutra Gilmour, is a mix of mad militarism and rave-up.


  • Yet put them together with a kind of pitiless precision and gleeful tendency to turn every downer into a music rave-up, and you've got yet another entry in what has become a really impressive body of work.

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  • This stone-cold-adorable dance-floor rave-up comes courtesy of glo-fi outfit Teengirl Fantasy, in league with Hunx and His Punx.

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