reveille

Part of speech: noun

A morning drum - beat or bugle - call for soldiers.

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Usage examples "reveille":

  1. The day was breaking as the deep, full sound of the French bugles announced the reveille. - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
  2. One squad of the company was particularly noted for their tardiness at reveille. - "History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861", Charles H. Clarke.
  3. The next morning he woke as usual when the drums beat the reveille in the fortifications; for the little family, surrounded by barracks, regulated its life by the military calls. - "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.