re·​ap·​pear·​ance (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈpir-ən(t)s How to pronounce reappearance (audio)
plural reappearances
: a second or renewed appearance : the act or an instance of reappearing
Full House and The X-Files, which are just two of the old shows making a reappearance on our small screens …Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon
His speech was a welcome reappearance of the leader who sold himself as a compassionate conservative when he first ran for president …Peggy Fikac

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though the trend is most commonly associated with the ’80s jazzercise craze, its reappearance can be credited to Gen Z’s obsession with Y2K fashion. Sarah Maberry, ELLE, 16 Mar. 2023 The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 26 Feb. 2023 The reappearance of the PSL on coffee shop menus is a sure sign of autumn. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Nov. 2022 The reappearance of three action heroes is part of a strategy hatched by Ynon Kreiz, Mattel’s chief executive, to capitalize on the company’s intellectual property by reviving old brands for new generations., 18 July 2022 Ratajkowski's dress was last worn by model Yasmeen Ghauri on a 1992 Versace runway—making its Met Gala reappearance a moment around three decades in the making. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 May 2022 It’s been a few years since anyone has gotten the ostracizing cootie-like curse, and students have been anxiously dreading its reappearance. Courtney Howard, Variety, 3 Dec. 2021 While the reappearance of condors in our skies is certainly a success story, the endangered birds are still struggling. CBS News, 12 July 2021 This is its first reappearance at auction since then. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 10 May 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'reappearance.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reappearance was in 1618

Dictionary Entries Near reappearance

Cite this Entry

“Reappearance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on reappearance

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Which Came First?

  • baby chick with a brown egg
  • hot take or cold shoulder?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?