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.

1760–70; unveil + -ing1

self-unveiling, adjective
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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.

1590–1600; un-2 + veil

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

unveiling (ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ)
1.  a ceremony involving the removal of a veil at the formal presentation of a statue, monument, etc, for the first time
2.  the presentation of something, esp for the first time

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Word Origin & History

1599, in ref. to sight, "to make clear," from un- (2) + veil (v.). Sense of "to display or reveal" (something) is from 1657.
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Example sentences
The unveiling will be followed by a series of meetings.
More updates and improvements are scheduled but were not ready at the time of
  the big unveiling.
The approach is enjoying increasing success in unveiling suspicious activity.
Ya knows his hidden ones and at that of their unveiling many faces will drop
  when they are revealed.
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