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unveiling

[uhn-vey-ling] /ʌnˈveɪ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a ceremony in which a statue or monument is presented or displayed for the first time by removing its covering.
2.
an act or instance of presenting, displaying, or revealing, especially for the first time:
the unveiling of a new play.
Origin of unveiling
1760-1770
1760-70; unveil + -ing1
Related forms
self-unveiling, adjective

unveil

[uhn-veyl] /ʌnˈveɪl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal:
The woman unveiled herself.
2.
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)
3.
to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.
Origin
1590-1600; un-2 + veil
Synonyms
2. divulge, bare, broadcast, expose.
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unveiling

/ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ/
noun
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

unveil

/ʌnˈveɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) 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.
(transitive) to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
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Word Origin and History for unveiling

unveil

v.

1590s, in reference to sight, "to make clear," from un- (2) + veil (v.). Sense of "to display or reveal" (something) is from 1650s. Related: Unveiled; unveiling.

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