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revival (rɪˈvaɪvəl Pronunciation for revival



  1. the act or an instance of reviving or the state of being revived
  2. an instance of returning to life or consciousness; restoration of vigour or vitality
  3. a renewed use, acceptance of, or interest in (past customs, styles, etc)   ⇒ a revival of learning, the Gothic revival
  4. a new production of a play that has not been recently performed
  5. a reawakening of faith or renewal of commitment to religion
  6. an evangelistic meeting or service intended to effect such a reawakening in those present
  7. the re-establishment of legal validity, as of a judgment, contract, etc


View thesaurus entry
= resurgence, picking up, improvement, rallying, comeback, upswing, turn for the better,
= reawakening, restoration, renaissance, renewal, awakening, resurrection, refreshment, quickening, rebirth, resuscitation, revitalization, recrudescence, reanimation, renascence, revivification

Translations for 'revival'

  • British English: revival When there is a revival of something, it becomes active or popular again. NOUNThis return to realism has produced a revival of interest in a number of artists.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: restabelecimento
  • Chinese: 再流行
  • European Spanish: renacimiento
  • French: renouveau
  • German: Wiederaufleben
  • Italian: risveglio
  • Japanese: 復活
  • Korean: 되살아남
  • Portuguese: restabelecimento
  • Spanish: renacimiento

Example Sentences Including 'revival'

Even as her body gave the impression of making some revival from the initial assault, the bruised and insulted brain was swelling.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
Fundamentalism, for example, is not simply a revival of traditional Christianity, which was much more intellectually sophisticated.
In the 1940s, American designers breathed new life into the movement and inspired a second revival.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Strange things they seem to dislike there: Bibles, for example: they must be quite terrified of a nationwide religious revival.
Low, Ona To His Just Desserts
The first Staatsoper evening under Gamsjger's directorship was a revival of Fidelio on 1 September 1972. It was not a happy occasion.
Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)
The younger Macklin is convinced that Alexander's book started the Shackleton revival.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
They set to resolving other problems, settling scores, planning initiatives which might lead to revival and electoral success.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
UCD won the business end of the match yet Carlow's revival could ultimately have the bigger implications.
Irish Times (2002)
Visiting Hampden, today, also reflects the revival of Celtic's challengers.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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