Meaning of revelatory in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrɛvəˈleɪt(ə)ri/ /ˈrɛv(ə)lət(ə)ri/


  • Revealing something hitherto unknown.

    ‘a revelatory experience’
    • ‘In Asia, a wide array of sites offers unique and revelatory experiences for both curious visitors and devoted pilgrims.’
    • ‘At Zander a week later, the experience was revelatory in a different way.’
    • ‘It isn't the revelatory experience which was White Lilies Island.’
    • ‘To say it has been a revelatory experience would be an understatement.’
    • ‘Willy adopted his name after a revelatory vision of Santa Claus, thereafter living according to the seasonal spirit of selfless giving.’
    • ‘It is a positively revelatory experience that mere listening or score-reading cannot provide.’
    • ‘But the big news of the production is Bill Irwin's revelatory performance as George.’
    • ‘Michel Bouquet delivers a revelatory, award-worthy performance as the amiable and mysterious French president.’
    • ‘Likewise, we wouldn't want to say that sex without a revelatory experience was wrong.’
    • ‘Some of their music was very lovely, but it was never the revelatory experience that their press might have prepared you for.’
    • ‘Most mediums are women, many of whom become mediums after a crisis or revelatory experience.’
    • ‘Scorsese takes the time to let viewers really see the music unfold in revelatory concert performances.’
    • ‘Soon these experiences lost their numinous, revelatory character and became recreational and explicable.’
    • ‘The open, revelatory vision of the crystal ends up being one more version of the covert vision of allegory.’
    • ‘The experience was unnerving, challenging and ultimately revelatory; now she wants all her movies to be like this.’
    • ‘Here Maguire is at her most perceptive, most articulate and most revelatory.’
    • ‘But in the hands of a master, the altered perceptions can be not only revelatory but joyous.’
    • ‘The previously unseen footage is equally revelatory.’
    • ‘This is a fascinating story, revelatory of the ways of Washington and one of Washington's major players.’
    • ‘I was disappointed with myself because anger is often such a revelatory emotion, especially in a situation like team sports.’
    prophetic, predictive, visionary



/ˌrɛvəˈleɪt(ə)ri/ /ˈrɛv(ə)lət(ə)ri/