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

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 Neutral furnishings reminiscent of sand and light wood floors are contrasted with pops of nautical blues. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 30 Sep. 2022 Nine of the most famous Victoria's Secret models came back together in a photo shoot for More or Less magazine in a collection of photos that feel reminiscent of their days as Angels. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2022 The Found Cottage, couldn’t wait to outfit the rooms to feel reminiscent of summer camp. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Country Living, 28 Sep. 2022 The juice, a thin, broth-like gravy reminiscent of oregano and bouillon cubes, softens the bread and aids in consumption. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2022 They will be followed by Truman’s Ridge at 4:30 p.m. playing harmonies reminiscent of early brother bands and also showing a strong rural-gospel influence in their vocals, event organizers said. David Sharos, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 It’s all very reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, and to the credit of the writers’ room, the reasoning is never explained. WIRED, 19 Sep. 2022 While sprays are easy to accidentally overdo, the liquid application is reminiscent of skin care and easy to control. Allure Editors, Allure, 13 Sep. 2022 The roof incorporates two windows, and a small rear screen reminiscent of the early Lamborghini ‘periscopio’ for rear vision. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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3 Oct 2022

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“Reminiscent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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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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