rem·​i·​nis·​cent | \ ˌre-mə-ˈni-sᵊnt How to pronounce reminiscent (audio) \

Definition of reminiscent

1 : of the character of or relating to reminiscence
2 : marked by or given to reminiscence
3 : tending to remind : suggestive

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Other Words from reminiscent

reminiscently adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for reminiscent



  • unreminiscent
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Examples of reminiscent in a Sentence

I'm in a reminiscent mood. a sparkling winter day that was oddly reminiscent of summer in its cheering sunniness
Recent Examples on the Web The moves were reminiscent of trading patterns that prevailed in the early days of the pandemic. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 19 July 2021 Made from 100 percent premium vegan leather and recycled plastic, the Gabbi bag has a puffy, baguette-like silhouette that is reminiscent of the popular '90s trend. Alex Warner,, 19 July 2021 Morikawa’ rapid ascent is reminiscent of the way Spieth quickly soared to stardom. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 July 2021 At those times, the crowds were reminiscent of those at Disneyland. Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 The decision by the Texas Democrats to bolt from Austin is reminiscent of Texas legislators paralyzing the state legislature in 2003 by secretly stealing away to Oklahoma to block a quorum and avoid arrest. Chad Pergram, Fox News, 15 July 2021 The Russian Olympic Committee’s memo is reminiscent of Soviet times, when KGB agents often accompanied athletes participating in competitions abroad and kept them on a tight leash. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 The star’s high ponytail was reminiscent of her character Lola Bunny’s signature style, while the outfit’s bright colors called to mind Lola’s wardrobe of sports jerseys. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 13 July 2021 The protest on the Palmetto was reminiscent of some of the protests in Miami-Dade County in the middle of 2020. Anthony Man,, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of reminiscent

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reminiscent

Latin reminiscent-, reminiscens, present participle of reminisci to remember, from re- + -minisci (akin to Latin ment-, mens mind) — more at mind

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The first known use of reminiscent was in 1765

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23 Jul 2021

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“Reminiscent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reminiscent

: reminding you of someone or something else : similar to something else
literary + formal : thinking about the past : having many thoughts of the past


rem·​i·​nis·​cent | \ ˌre-mə-ˈni-sᵊnt How to pronounce reminiscent (audio) \

Kids Definition of reminiscent

: being a reminder of something else The movie's style is reminiscent of old westerns.

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