Definition of


  1. (noun, person) French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
  2. (noun, event) a row of unravelled stitches
  3. (verb, contact) disentangle
  4. (verb, contact) tangle or complicate

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Antonyms of Ravel


Origin of the word Ravel

  1. 1580s, "to untangle, unwind," also "to become tangled or confused," from Du. ravelen "to tangle, fray, unweave," from rafel "frayed thread." The seemingly contradictory senses of this word (ravel and unravel are both synonyms and antonyms) are reconciled by its roots in weaving and sewing: as threads become unwoven, they get tangled. more

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