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un·veil·ing

 (ŭn-vā′lĭng)
n.
1. A formal or ceremonial removal of a covering, as from a new statue or exhibit.
2. A formal public revealing of a proposal or plan: the unveiling of the company's new retirement benefits package.

unveiling

(ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ)
n
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

un•veil•ing

(ʌnˈveɪ lɪŋ)

n.
a ceremony in which a new statue, monument, tombstone, etc., is publicly or formally unveiled.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unveiling - putting on display for the first timeunveiling - putting on display for the first time; "he attended the unveiling of the statue"
presentation - the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
2.unveiling - the act of beginning something newunveiling - the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
induction - the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"
product introduction - the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line
ushering in - the introduction of something new; "it signalled the ushering in of a new era"
naturalisation, naturalization - the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
Translations

unveiling

[ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ] Ndescubrimiento m; (= ceremony) → inauguración f

unveiling

n (lit, fig)Enthüllung f; unveiling ceremonyEnthüllung f

unveiling

[ʌnˈveɪlɪŋ] n (ceremony) → scoprimento
References in classic literature ?
Jurgis might argue with himself all he chose, that he had done worse, and was a fool for caring--but still he could not get over the shock of that sudden unveiling, he could not help being sunk in grief because of it.
I will spare your courtesy, Sir Knight,'' said Rowena with dignity, and without unveiling herself;
Like all strong men, he drove down his emotions to the depths of his heart; thinking perhaps, as simple characters are apt to think, that there was something immodest in unveiling griefs when human language cannot render their depths and may only rouse the mockery of those who do not comprehend them.
But the night of the 4th of November arrived without the unveiling of this submarine mystery.
Ah," exclaimed d'Avrigny, in a voice in which the horror of a judge unveiling the truth was mingled with the delight of a student making a discovery.
They, being withered and undesirable, do not, under certain circumstances, object to unveiling.
And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels,all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
These," he continued, unveiling them with an air, are the Raffles Relics, taken from his rooms in the Albany after his death and burial, and the most complete set we've got.
It was clearing, and over the tops of the trees clouds were swiftly sailing as if unveiling the stars.
In June 1880 he made his famous speech at the unveiling of the monument to Pushkin in Moscow and he was received with extraordinary demonstrations of love and honour.
Churchill's relatives led by his grandson, Sir Nicholas Soames, and Jamie Blandford, the 12th Duke of Marlborough - whose father was a cousin of Sir Winston, filled the pews of St Martin's church for the unveiling of the window.
A different knife surrender scheme has already led to the unveiling of bins in Hockley, Lozells, Erdington and Edgbaston.