Definition of reminiscence
1 : apprehension of a Platonic idea as if it had been known in a previous existence
2a : recall to mind of a long-forgotten experience or factb : the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences
3a : a remembered experienceb : an account of a memorable experience —often used in plural
4 : something so like another as to be regarded as an unconscious repetition, imitation, or survival
Examples of reminiscence in a Sentence
his reminiscences about the war were painful to hear
we wondered whether she could trust her reminiscence of events that happened so long ago
Recent Examples of reminiscence from the Web
Today's Community Cookbook: Recipes and Reminiscences of New Orleans (Copyright 1971 by Parents Club of Ursuline Academy Inc.; Franklin Printing Company Inc., New Orleans, LA)
The Committee was drawn this week to Top Commenter Kent Anderson's reminiscence about his days as a football beat guy.
Crickets by Bruce Boeck of Normal, IL invites us into the sweet, post-wedding reminiscences the parents of the bride.
Perhaps his reminiscences about Arthur’s wilder youth could use a little more fire, but as Arthur battles the demons of his past, Whitehead effectively conveys a puzzled sadness that befits a man adrift.
With smoothness permeating all throughout the record, The Alchemist provides the perfect backdrop for Worthy to cruise and reminiscence.
High-end collectors leafed through first-edition books from the shop’s wide selection of Wall Street classics, such as The Road to Serfdom and Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
The story was first sparked by my reading someone else’s reminiscences about youth, on Facebook.
Her reminiscences about her time defending poor, defenseless clients in Los Angeles are riveting.
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Synonym Discussion of reminiscence
REMINISCENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reminiscence for English Language Learners
: a story that someone tells about something that happened in the past
: the act of remembering or telling about past experiences
REMINISCENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of reminiscence for Students
1 : the act of recalling or telling of a past experience
2 reminiscences plural : a story of a person's memorable experiences
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