revival

noun
re·​viv·​al | \ ri-ˈvī-vəl How to pronounce revival (audio) \

Definition of revival

1 : an act or instance of reviving : the state of being revived: such 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)

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web There's been a ton of news recently about Chevy's future all-electric vehicles and GM's revival of the Hummer name for a GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "2020 Beijing Auto Show's 14 Most Interesting Cars and Concepts," 4 Oct. 2020 Ramaphosa had included the initiative in an economic-revival plan published earlier this month, which also contained promises to fight graft. John Bowker, Bloomberg.com, "Corruption Arrests, Land Sales Raise South African Spirits," 30 Sep. 2020 By almost any measure, Trump’s promises of an economic revival in places like Appleton have gone unfulfilled. Josh Boak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ahead of the presidential election, Wisconsin voters see the economy through a partisan lens," 21 Sep. 2020 By almost any measure, Trump’s promises of an economic revival in places like Appleton have gone unfulfilled. Josh Boak, chicagotribune.com, "In struggling Wisconsin cities, voters see the economy through partisan lenses — filtering the facts they want to see, and those they don’t," 16 Sep. 2020 The Top 40; The Real Criminal Minds, a true-crime docuseries based on the CBS series; and a revival of The Game. Nick Romano, EW.com, "CBS All Access to be rebranded Paramount+ in 2021, sets new original series," 15 Sep. 2020 By almost any measure, Trump's promises of an economic revival in places like Appleton have gone unfulfilled. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, "Politics creates economic illusion in Houdini's hometown," 15 Sep. 2020 Both Catz and Ellison have served on Trump's industry working groups devoted to economic revival. Brian Fung, CNN, "Trump's TikTok showdown is poised to reward his Silicon Valley political allies," 14 Sep. 2020 The set ultimately became one of the central texts of the folk revival, guiding artists including Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Harry Smith’s Musical Catalogue of Human Experience," 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of revival

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of revival was in 1651

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13 Oct 2020

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“Revival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revival. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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revival

noun
How to pronounce revival (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of revival

: 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

noun
re·​viv·​al | \ ri-ˈvī-vəl How to pronounce revival (audio) \

Kids Definition of revival

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

revival

noun
re·​vi·​val | \ ri-ˈvī-vəl How to pronounce revival (audio) \

Legal Definition of revival

: an act or instance of reviving

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