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.
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 century
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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