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

Synonyms & Antonyms for revelatory



  • 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 On an unseasonably warm day in the middle of February — the kind where the sun shines and the wind sighs and boring observations about pleasant weather feel revelatory — hundreds of spectators descend upon New York City’s Washington Square Park. Maria Sherman, SPIN, 2 May 2022 And as Cohen’s many fans can attest, the music that resulted from this uncanny intersection is almost revelatory. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Beale and Godley, who have been with the show since its original English-language run at the National Theater in London, are particularly revelatory — their flawless transitions between characters a theatrical slight of hand. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 10 Mar. 2022 Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can’t be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. Spin Staff, SPIN, 9 Feb. 2022 But does anyone really expect Biden to offer groundbreaking, revelatory information on many of the subjects at hand? Oliver Darcy, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Looking back at the 20-year career arc of any musician would be revelatory. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2022 Hour after hour, patron after patron described the bar as so revelatory as to be a cultural and personal reset. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 But these aspects of Cash’s biography are already well known, and while Foley does give them a fuller sense of dimension and rootedness, there’s not much that’s particularly revelatory. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 May 2022

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“Revelatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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