Definition of revelation
2a : an act of revealing to view or making knownb : something that is revealed; especially : an enlightening or astonishing disclosure shocking revelationsc : a pleasant often enlightening surprise her talent was a revelation
3 capitalized : an apocalyptic writing addressed to early Christians of Asia Minor and included as a book in the New Testament —called also Apocalypse — see bible table
Examples of revelation in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of revelation from the Web
But there is a revolution and a revelation lurking in these childlike elements—a demonstration that the immaterial stuff of time can be evoked through the most material of forms.
The revelations meant Sessions could be questioned by investigators as part of the sprawling federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
That revelation concerned some Wall Street analysts, who worry that more smartphone outfits could unilaterally quit paying for using Qualcomm’s intellectual property.
But Natalia Veselnitskaya was on the radar of American officials long before revelations about the meeting emerged.
Washington (AP) -- Revelations that a Russian developer's representative was the eighth attendee at a Trump Tower campaign meeting arranged by President Donald Trump's eldest son prompted a new round of castigation on Tuesday from Democrats.
FLASHPOINT Another week and another revelation about the Trump administration.
UM officials declined to comment on Puliafito’s tenure at Bascom Palmer or the revelations in the Times story on Monday.
That was an incredible episode of Thrones, packed with revelations for both book readers and show watchers.
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Origin and Etymology of revelation
Middle English revelacioun, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin revelation-, revelatio, from Latin revelare to reveal
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
REVELATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of revelation for English Language Learners
: 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
REVELATION Defined for Kids
Definition of revelation for Students
: a secret or surprising fact that is made known
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