Definition of revival
1 : an act or instance of reviving : the state of being revived: such asa : renewed attention to or interest in somethingb : a new presentation or publication of something oldc (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.
Recent Examples of revival from the Web
On Fallujah’s main streets, shops and buildings are a patchwork of destruction and revival.
Riding high after a recent offensive revival, the Orioles got to reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello early and held on late for a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night before 33,193 fans at Camden Yards.
In this revival of the cheesy ’90s TV series, lifeguards Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron bare their pecs and go after a beachside drug-smuggling operation.
The revival in Libyan crude production comes after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied suppliers agreed on May 25 to extend a deal to cut production to battle a global oversupply until the end of March.
When Showtime revealed the full cast list for the Twin Peaks revival last year, a few unexpected new faces stood out.
Little is known about Belushi's character, one of dozens of new faces on the 18-episode revival.
As one of the few survivors in an industry that doesn't tend to have longevity, Lear is experiencing a new revival of interest.
The plan details how the administration plans to push for the use of oil and natural gas reserves in the U.S., balancing a revival of the country’s coal industry with protecting air and water from pollution.
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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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