velvet revolution

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velvet revolution
the peaceful overthrow of a government, esp a communist government, as occurred in Czechoslovakia in late 1989

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Main Entry:  velvet revolution
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a nonviolent but great political change, esp. referring to Czechoslovakia's separating into Czech Republic and Slovakia; also written Velvet Revolution
Etymology:  velvet alluding to gentleness
Main Entry:  Velvet Revolution
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See velvet revolution's 21st Century Lexicon
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