Definition of revival noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪvl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪvl//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] an improvement in the condition or strength of something the revival of trade an economic revival a revival of interest in folk music a revival of property values
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the process of something becoming or being made popular or fashionable again a religious revival Jazz is enjoying a revival.
  3. 3[countable] a new production of a play that has not been performed for some time a revival of Peter Shaffer’s ‘Equus’
  4. Extra examples He claimed the market was showing signs of a revival. His work is enjoying a revival in popularity. The economy has staged something of a revival in the last year. The exhibition has sparked a revival of interest in the Impressionists. The late 19th century was a time of religious revival. The period saw a great revival in the wine trade. a revival in the fortunes of the Democratic Party a revival of ancient skills the revival of interest in local radio
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