re·​ap·​pear (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈpir How to pronounce reappear (audio)
reappeared; reappearing; reappears

intransitive verb

: to come back into view or show up for a second or subsequent time : to appear again
Darting down the corridor …, she reappeared moments later carrying glasses in filigreed silver holders …David A. Andelman
By year's end the insects have gone, only to reappear briefly in May.A. R. Williams

Examples of reappear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lake most recently reappeared in 2023 after intense winter downpours that flooded farms and roads. Amy Taxin, Fortune, 17 Apr. 2024 As Lecompte and another man remain in the lane, the truck reappears in the video, speeding toward them. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 15 Apr. 2024 As Abe began his campaign speech in support of his local Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) colleague, Yamagami drifted away, only to reappear seconds later directly behind the entourage. TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 Shadow bands, baileys beads, and diamond ring will reappear in opposite order. Ella Gonzales, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Apr. 2024 Noles reappeared again during Graziadei’s Fantasy Suite week to help coach finalist Rachel Nance. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024 High pressure and dry weather reappear on Wednesday before slight shower chances return on Thursday. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 15 Mar. 2024 The droids, which were tested at Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge last October, will be reappearing there for a couple of months, beginning April 5. Natasha Chen, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 Three weeks later, Papini reappeared on the side of a highway in Yolo County, bruised and emaciated, with her long blond hair sheared short and right shoulder branded. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reappear was in 1611

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“Reappear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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