unveiling

[ uhn-vey-ling ]
/ ʌnˈveɪ lɪŋ /

noun

a ceremony in which a statue or monument is presented or displayed for the first time by removing its covering.
an act or instance of presenting, displaying, or revealing, especially for the first time: the unveiling of a new play.

Origin of unveiling

First recorded in 1760–70; unveil + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM unveiling

self-un·veil·ing, adjective

Definition for unveiling (2 of 2)

unveil
[ uhn-veyl ]
/ ʌnˈveɪl /

verb (used with object)

to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal: The woman unveiled herself.
to reveal or disclose by or as if by removing a veil or covering: to unveil a monument; to unveil a secret; to unveil a truth.

verb (used without object)

to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.

Origin of unveil

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + veil
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British Dictionary definitions for unveiling (1 of 2)

unveiling
/ (ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ) /

noun

a ceremony involving the removal of a veil at the formal presentation of a statue, monument, etc, for the first time
the presentation of something, esp for the first time

British Dictionary definitions for unveiling (2 of 2)

unveil
/ (ʌnˈveɪl) /

verb

(tr) to remove the cover or shroud from, esp in the ceremonial unveiling of a monument, etc
to remove the veil from (one's own or another person's face)
(tr) to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
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