Definition of revival
1 : an act or instance of reviving : the state of being revived: as a : renewed attention to or interest in something b : a new presentation or publication of something old c (1) : a period of renewed religious interest (2) : an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings
2 : restoration of force, validity, or effect (as to a contract)
Examples of revival in a sentence
a revival of biographical writing
a revival in Gothic architecture
Fashions from the 1970s are enjoying a revival.
The city is showing signs of revival.
There are three musical revivals on Broadway this season.
The opera company is staging a revival of Verdi's Don Carlos.
First Known Use of revival
REVIVAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of revival for English Language Learners
: a period in which something becomes popular again after a long period of time
: the growth of something or an increase in the activity of something after a long period of no growth or activity
: the showing of a play, a movie, etc., to the public usually many years after it was last shown : a new production of an old show
REVIVAL Defined for Kids
Definition of revival for Students
1 : a return of interest in <a revival of jazz music>
2 : a new production of an older play or movie
3 : a return of strength or importance <a revival of business>
4 : a meeting or series of meetings led by a preacher to stir up religious feelings or to make converts
Legal Definition of revival
: an act or instance of reviving
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