noun re·viv·al \ri-ˈvī-vəl\

: a period in which something becomes popular again after a long period of time

: the growth of something or an increase in the activity of something after a long period of no growth or activity

: the showing of a play, a movie, etc., to the public usually many years after it was last shown : a new production of an old show

Full Definition of REVIVAL

:  an act or instance of reviving :  the state of being revived: as
a :  renewed attention to or interest in something
b :  a new presentation or publication of something old
c (1) :  a period of renewed religious interest
(2) :  an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings
:  restoration of force, validity, or effect (as to a contract)

Examples of REVIVAL

  1. a revival of biographical writing
  2. a revival in Gothic architecture
  3. Fashions from the 1970s are enjoying a revival.
  4. The city is showing signs of revival.
  5. There are three musical revivals on Broadway this season.
  6. The opera company is staging a revival of Verdi's Don Carlos.

First Known Use of REVIVAL


Rhymes with REVIVAL

REVIVALS Defined for Kids


noun re·viv·al \ri-ˈvī-vəl\

Definition of REVIVAL for Kids

:  a return of interest in <a revival of jazz music>
:  a new production of an older play or movie
:  a return of strength or importance <a revival of business>
:  a meeting or series of meetings led by a preacher to stir up religious feelings or to make converts


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