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
Since then, Tegan and Sara have released eight studio albums, played countless festivals — including Lilith's revival in 2010 — and become advocates for LGBTQ and women’s rights.
The Broadway revival version is performed at various times at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave.
Highlights of yellow lend a sense of revival to wedding palettes otherwise characterized by dark hues.
The show, a major hit upon its Broadway revival, has since been revived there five times — most recently in 2009.
The show’s first Broadway revival, in 1976, showcased an all-black cast.
Institutions that entered the year nervous that a Glass-Steagall revival would gain traction could breathe a sigh of relief: Over the two-hour course of the hearing, the proposal wasn’t mentioned.
A popular theory floating around is that at least one of the soot ghosts haunting the fringes of this Twin Peaks revival is the Log Lady’s husband who died, significantly, in a fire on their wedding night.
Bobrovsky, the first Russian to win the award twice, and Tortorella played major roles in the Blue Jackets' revival for the best season in franchise history.
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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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