Meaning of social revolution in English:

social revolution

Pronunciation /ˌsəʊʃl ˌrɛvəˈl(j)uːʃn/

See synonyms for social revolution


  • Sudden change in the structure and nature of society; specifically change anticipated or advocated by socialists and communists.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From social + revolution, originally after French révolution sociale.