noun \ˈrā\

music : the second note of a musical scale

Full Definition of RE

:  the second tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

Examples of RE

  1. do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti

Origin of RE

Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue


preposition \ˈrā, ˈrē\

: on the subject of : regarding or concerning

Full Definition of RE

:  with regard to :  in re

Origin of RE

Latin, abl. of res thing — more at real
First Known Use: 1707

Rhymes with RE

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee



Definition of RE


Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous
RE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈrā\

Definition of RE for Kids

:  the second note of the musical scale
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