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What does unveiling mean?
An unveiling is a ceremony or other event during which something is presented or revealed, especially for the first time.
Unveiling comes from the continuous (-ing) form of the verb unveil, and it can also refer to the act of doing so.
Sometimes, unveiling is used in a literal way, such as to refer to a ceremony that involves the removal of a veil or other physical covering from something, like a statue or monument.
It’s also commonly used figuratively—often in a way that likens the action to physically uncovering something. In this sense, it often refers to the presentation of something to the public for the first time, as in The unveiling of the new model is scheduled for the convention next month.
It can also refer to the uncovering of something that has been kept secret or hidden, as in The unveiling of this scandal was the result of months of investigative reporting.
Unveiling is sometimes used as a modifier in phrases like unveiling ceremony. Sometimes, the thing that will be unveiled is specified before the word unveiling, as in I’ve been invited to the product unveiling.
Example: The company presented its new phone at the big unveiling last week.
Where does unveiling come from?
The first records of the word unveiling come from the 1700s. The prefix un- indicates a reversal, and veil ultimately comes from the Latin vēlum, meaning “a covering.”
Both the literal and figurative uses of unveiling often imply a sense of drama or ceremony (since it’s usually exciting to see new things or to learn of things that have been hidden). When tangible things are unveiled, it’s often done with a flourish, like removing a sheet from a new car model at an auto show or slowly pulling back the velvet curtains to reveal the small elephant you’ve been hiding. The unveiling of intangible things, like plans or secrets, is also often dramatic due to anticipation or surprise.
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How is unveiling used in real life?
Unveiling can be used in many different contexts. In marketing, it’s often used in the context of presenting a new product or product model to the public.
— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) July 18, 2020
A new mural encompasses the history of Manitoba's labour movement from the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike to the present day. Read more about the unveiling from @cameronmaclean: https://t.co/H8oFx0ZTzP pic.twitter.com/5g2ty1975S
— CBC Manitoba (@CBCManitoba) July 20, 2020
Before today's Amazon event, here is a plea to end the overwrought, parody-worthy tech product unveiling. https://t.co/410Cuuv3gw
— Shira Ovide (@ShiraOvide) September 27, 2017
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How to use unveiling in a sentence
The honest truth is that the IPO itself is an adrenaline-charged run-up to a big unveiling.Affirm hits $100 on opening day after listing at $49 (Updated)|Jeff Roberts|January 13, 2021|Fortune
The astronaut unveiling put a human face on the program and was reminiscent of the announcement of the Mercury 7 astronauts who led NASA into space at the dawn of the Space Age.As Pence names which astronauts will go to the moon, some see a political ploy|Christian Davenport|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
Yesterday, during the unveiling of the XB-1, Scholl said that he believes in “a future in which you can get anywhere in the planet in four hours, for just a hundred bucks.”This test plane could be a big step towards supersonic commercial flights|Rob Verger|October 8, 2020|Popular-Science
They’re all but certain to ramp up their opposition with the unveiling of a bill.House panel proposes largest antitrust reforms in decades to rein in Big Tech|kdunn6|October 7, 2020|Fortune
More than two years after its unveiling, Verizon 5G Home is for sale in parts of eight cities, with an emphasis on "parts."Buying Verizon 5G Home is even harder than finding a Verizon mobile 5G signal|Jon Brodkin|October 6, 2020|Ars Technica
Scheiber inferred that Jarrett “is the closest we have to a human decoder ring” capable of unveiling “the real Barack Obama.”Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer|James Poulos|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I felt very moved and very happy, too," Paolucci said at the unveiling.
Even that day of the unveiling, Liberty remained elusive in practice in the United States.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only one thing is for certain – Japan has become the epicenter of the still unveiling Bitcoin mystery.Mysteries Continue to Swirl Around the Identity of Bitcoin’s Creator|Jake Adelstein|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It smacks of yet another instance of the administration unveiling policy with good spin and no spine.
I've asked them and their friends to come down here to headquarters for the unveiling of Black Hood, alias the Eye.
In other words, from whatever point we approach the witnesses of Lucifer, they are subjected to a rough unveiling.Devil-Worship in France|Arthur Edward Waite
Kalmim made no scruple of unveiling, to afford her companion the whole benefit of her charms.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
A bronze tablet recording this fact had been installed, and this was to be the unveiling.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Near here in the year 1865, on the 5th day of May, a vast concourse of people assembled to see the unveiling of a statue of Dante.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle