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revelation

noun
 
 
/ˌrevəlˈeɪʃən/
[C] a piece of information that is discovered although it was intended to be kept secret: He resigned following revelations about his private life.Revealing secrets and becoming known
be a revelation to be an extremely pleasant surprise: Anna's boyfriend was a revelation.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
Translations of “revelation”
in Korean 폭로…
in Arabic وَحي, إلهام…
in French révélation…
in Turkish ifşaat, açılama, açığa vurma…
in Italian rivelazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴露, 被揭示的真相,被揭露的內情…
in Russian разоблачение…
in Polish rewelacja…
in Spanish revelación…
in Portuguese revelação…
in German die Enthüllung…
in Catalan revelació…
in Japanese 発覚した情報, 暴露された情報…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴露, 被揭示的真相,被揭露的内情…
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