Definition of revelation
- shocking revelations
- her talent was a revelation
The book includes many shocking revelations about the mayor's personal life.
The revelation that she was a drug user was not a surprise to me.
Revelations by the newspaper caused a scandal.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'revelation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a usually secret or surprising fact that is made known
: an act of making something known : an act of revealing something in usually a surprising way
: something that surprises you
What made you want to look up revelation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!TAKE THE QUIZ
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.TAKE THE QUIZ