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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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What are some other forms related to unveiling?
- unveil (verb)
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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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Which of the following actions is NOT associated with an unveiling?
Example sentences from the Web for unveiling
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
But this year, the cover image has been leaked, unveiling that Kate Upton has won the accolade for a second year straight.Kate Upton’s Second SI Cover, Porn Appears at Fashion Week|The Daily Beast|February 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So we saw Tuesday night the unveiling of the “new” Republican Party at the Jack Kemp Foundation dinner.Michael Tomasky on the Ridiculousness of Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio|Michael Tomasky|December 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I have a fearful job on hand just now: an address on the unveiling of a military statue.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
Shortly afterwards the mist gradually dissolved, unveiling the magnificent scenery below and around.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.|John MacGillivray
Félicie, when unveiling her beauty, displayed a serene pride which made her adorable.A Mummer's Tale|Anatole France
I had never been so throbbingly present at such an unveiling.The Death of the Lion|Henry James
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