[ri-vel-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, rev-uh-luh-]
- of, relating to, or having the characteristics of revelation.
- showing or disclosing an emotion, belief, quality, or the like (usually followed by of): a poem revelatory of the author's deep, personal sorrow.
Origin of revelatory
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsinstructional, gossipy, descriptive, enlightening, instructive, explanatory, illuminating, chatty, revealing, informational, thoughtful, vivid, colorful, striking, eloquent, poignant, articulate, suggestive, dramatic, artistic
Examples from the Web for revelatory
When I read the story I thought it was revelatory and completely the opposite of what I thought the script to be.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance
November 3, 2014
The “favorite moments” section was cute, if not all that revelatory.‘The View’ Reunited 11 Co-Hosts and Everyone Came Out Alive
May 15, 2014
In the way of Aeneas, Bugs was possessed by a revelatory calling to found a great city.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
When an undergraduate does something extraordinary and revelatory, my eyes do get wet.Anthony Grafton: How I Write
July 17, 2013
That breakdown of dualism, that honesty, is so important and revelatory.The Modern ‘Lolita’: Dramatizing the Mind of a Female Pedophile in Alissa Nutting’s ‘Tampa’
June 28, 2013
His work was to have borne the title, "My Revelatory Episodes."Delsarte System of Oratory
In mounting excitement, he read the coldly beautiful, the terrible and revelatory poem through to the end.What Rough Beast?
Then came the brusque apotheosis of 1904 at the Autumn Salon, the most revelatory of his unique gift thus far made.Unicorns
These are full of variety and of actual novelty, now of startling discord, now of revelatory beauty.Contemporary American Composers
Word Origin and History for revelatory
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