Definition of Ravel

1. Noun. French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937).

Exact synonyms: Maurice Ravel
Generic synonyms: Composer



2. Verb. Disentangle. "Can you unravel the mystery?"
Exact synonyms: Ravel Out, Unravel
Generic synonyms: Disentangle, Straighten Out, Unsnarl
Derivative terms: Raveling, Ravelling, Unraveler, Unraveller

3. Noun. A row of unravelled stitches. "She got a run in her stocking"
Exact synonyms: Ladder, Run
Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Impairment
Derivative terms: Ladder, Run

4. Verb. Tangle or complicate. "A ravelled story"
Exact synonyms: Knot, Tangle
Generic synonyms: Enlace, Entwine, Interlace, Intertwine, Lace, Twine
Derivative terms: Knot, Tangle
Antonyms: Unknot, Unravel, Unravel

Definition of Ravel

1. v. t. To separate or undo the texture of; to take apart; to untwist; to unweave or unknit; -- often followed by out; as, to ravel a twist; to ravel out a stocking.

2. v. i. To become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy.

Definition of Ravel

1. Verb. To pull apart (especially cloth or a seam); unravel. ¹

2. Verb. To clarify by separation into simpler pieces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ravel

1. to separate the threads of [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

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Literary usage of Ravel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Musical Portraits: Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers by Paul Rosenfeld (1920)
"ravel and Debussy compose in more liberal and naturalistic fashion. And yet, the genius that animates all this music is single. ..."

2. A Textbook on Gas, Oil, and Air Engines: Or, Internal Combustion Motors by Bryan Donkin (1894)
"ravel Oscillating Engine.—Another vertical oscillating single-acting type of the same engine was brought out by M. ravel, and more favourably received in ..."

3. A Textbook on Gas, Oil, and Air Engines: Or, Internal Combustion Motors by Bryan Donkin (1894)
"ravel Oscillating Engine. — Another vertical oscillating single-acting type of the same engine was brought out by M. ravel, and more favourably received in ..."

4. A Textbook on Gas, Oil, and Air Engines: Or, Internal Combustion Motors by Bryan Donkin (1894)
"ravel Rotatory Engine.—Another interesting engine, two varieties of which were shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1878, was the French "Moteur ravel. ..."

5. The Metropolitan (1840)
"Now, ravel, my good fellow, this is what I want you to do. You have a good address, ... Say as little as you can, ravel. Be content to listen. ..."

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