What is another word for wassail?

Pronunciation: [wˈɒse͡ɪl] (IPA)

Wassail is a term that refers to a festive drinking tradition that dates back to medieval England. It is typically associated with the Christmas season and involves the sharing of warm spiced cider or ale. However, there are a number of synonyms that can be used to describe this tradition, including "mulling," "spicing," "flavoring," or "infusing." Other terms that are often used to describe the festivities that accompany wassailing include "caroling," "singing," "toasting," or "cheering." Each of these words carries with it a sense of warmth, community, and celebration, making them popular choices for describing the joyful spirit of the season.

Synonyms for Wassail:

What are the hypernyms for Wassail?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Wassail?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for wassail (as nouns)

Usage examples for Wassail

There had been no supper, no wassail, no hot coffee in the morning, and, in truth, no meeting between Charles Dickens and the Travellers, at Christmas or at any other time.
"Faces and Places"
Henry William Lucy
Not having expected any service till next day, he had foregathered with others of his ilk in the servants' bar, below-stairs, and had with wassail and good cheer very effectively put himself out of commission.
"The Air Trust"
George Allan England
Many a wassail-bout Wore the long Winter out; Often our midnight shout Set the cocks crowing, As we the Berserk's tale Measured in cups of ale, Draining the oaken pail, Filled to o'erflowing.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Famous quotes with Wassail

  • The wassail is said to have originated from the words of Rowena, the daughter of Hengist; who, presenting a bowl of wine to Vortigern, the king of the Britons, said, or, health to you, my lord king...
    Joseph Strutt

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