re·viv·al noun \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
: 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
- a revival of biographical writing
- a revival in Gothic architecture
- Fashions from the 1970s are enjoying a revival.
- The city is showing signs of revival.
- There are three musical revivals on Broadway this season.
- The opera company is staging a revival of Verdi's Don Carlos.
First Known Use of REVIVAL
Related to REVIVAL
- reanimation, rebirth, regeneration, rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, renewal, resurgence, resurrection, resuscitation, revitalization, revivification
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