1 [uncountable and countable]
a process in which something becomes active or strong again:
The US and the UK have expectations of economic revival.
2 [uncountable and countable]
when something becomes popular again
the recent revival in medieval music
a revival of organized religion
Traditional English food seems to be enjoying a revival at the moment.
a new production of a play that has not been performed for a long time:
Neeson was excellent in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Anna Christie'.
a revival meeting