re·​birth (ˌ)rē-ˈbərth How to pronounce rebirth (audio)
: a new or second birth : metempsychosis
: spiritual regeneration
: renaissance, revival
a rebirth of nationalism

Examples of rebirth in a Sentence

the natural cycle of birth, death, and rebirth in plants a renewed interest in long-playing records led to the rebirth of the turntable among audiophiles
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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of rebirth was in 1837

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“Rebirth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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re·​birth (ˈ)rē-ˈbərth How to pronounce rebirth (audio)
: a new or second birth
: a return to importance

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