revelatory

adjective
re·​ve·​la·​to·​ry | \ ˈre-və-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce revelatory (audio) , ri-ˈve-lə- \

Definition of revelatory

: of or relating to revelation : serving to reveal something

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Synonyms & Antonyms for revelatory

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Antonyms

  • unexpressive
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Examples of revelatory in a Sentence

ended his tall tale with a revelatory wink that indicated that it had all been an elaborate put-on
Recent Examples on the Web But again and again in recent months, the city emerged as an arena in which those tensions played out in vivid and revelatory ways. New York Times, "‘Year of the Reveal’: Runoffs Follow Pandemic, Protests and a Test of Atlanta’s Promise," 2 Jan. 2021 As for me—a medical journalist who has been reporting on coronaviruses from time to time since 2004—the terrifying, revelatory moment of this pandemic came not from reading any sentence in a news story, or by checking bulletins from overseas. Roxanne Khamsi, Wired, "This Pandemic Must Be Seen," 20 Nov. 2020 That would be the revelatory performance of Allen, whose only previous credit is a short film released six years ago. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Review: When you have to escape but you can’t ‘Run’," 18 Nov. 2020 Our newsroom's guiding principle is to do important, revelatory and unique journalism that catalyzes change. Peter Bhatia, Detroit Free Press, "Trust the Free Press to deliver the news Michigan depends on," 12 Oct. 2020 Our newsroom's guiding principle is to do important, revelatory and unique journalism that catalyzes change. Peter Bhatia, Detroit Free Press, "Trust the Free Press to deliver the news Michigan depends on," 12 Oct. 2020 The six LPs and 84 songs are always revelatory and often magical. Washington Post, "The other side of America’s iconic folk anthology is entrancing — but also plenty disturbing," 20 Oct. 2020 Our newsroom's guiding principle is to do important, revelatory and unique journalism that catalyzes change. Peter Bhatia, Detroit Free Press, "Trust the Free Press to deliver the news Michigan depends on," 12 Oct. 2020 Our newsroom's guiding principle is to do important, revelatory and unique journalism that catalyzes change. Peter Bhatia, Detroit Free Press, "Trust the Free Press to deliver the news Michigan depends on," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of revelatory

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revelatory was in 1882

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18 Jan 2021

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“Revelatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revelatory. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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revelatory

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of revelatory

formal : making something known : revealing something in usually a surprising way

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