If you've ever heard an early morning bugle alongside a flag being raised, you know exactly what reveille sounds like. It's meant to wake everyone up in a patriotic way.

This word is a modification of French imperative réveillez, which means wake up, or "Awaken!" Appropriately, the noun reveille refers to a bugle call meant to accomplish exactly this. Reveille most often occurs at sunrise in a military encampment or base when a bugler plays a familiar tune to wake up the military personnel.

Definitions of reveille
  1. noun
    a signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise
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    type of:
    awakening, wakening, waking up
    the act of waking
  2. noun
    (military) signal to wake up
    synonyms: wake-up signal
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    type of:
    bugle call
    a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
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