rem·​i·​nis·​cent ˌre-mə-ˈni-sᵊnt How to pronounce reminiscent (audio)
: of the character of or relating to reminiscence
: marked by or given to reminiscence
: tending to remind : suggestive
reminiscently adverb

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 Lined with stone walls and windows, the sleek staircase winds to the second floor; the chandelier that hangs in the center is reminiscent of wind chimes and dream catchers. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 20 June 2024 Long and swishy, the high-shine look was reminiscent of the liquid hair trend of yesteryear, and was created by hairstylist Bryce Scarlett, who also works with Margot Robbie. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 19 June 2024 Your novel, as translated by Sam Bett, has a leanness in its language and imagery that is reminiscent of a great manga or a movie script. Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2024 Vintner Franco Marchesi produces award-winning wines reminiscent of those produced in his birthplace in Northern Italy’s Piemonte. Ben Davidson, The Mercury News, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for reminiscent 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reminiscent was in 1765

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Cite this Entry

“Reminiscent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


rem·​i·​nis·​cent ˌrem-ə-ˈnis-ᵊnt How to pronounce reminiscent (audio)
: of, relating to, or engaging in reminiscence
: reminding one of someone or something else

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