re·​union | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce reunion (audio) \

Definition of reunion

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an act of reuniting : the state of being reunited
2 : a reuniting of persons after separation


geographical name
Ré·​union | \ rē-ˈyü-nyən How to pronounce Réunion (audio) , ˌrā-ᵫ-ˈnyōⁿ\

Definition of Réunion (Entry 2 of 2)

island of the western Mascarene Islands in the western Indian Ocean; an overseas department of France; capital Saint-Denis area 970 square miles (2522 square kilometers), population 834,000

Examples of reunion in a Sentence

Noun an emotional reunion between mother and son He dreamed of a reunion with his son.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Rian Beach, who grew up in both Portland and Pendleton, said the event becomes something of a reunion, even for those who aren’t locals. oregonlive, "Pendleton Round-Up showcases the other side of Oregon," 14 Sep. 2019 Despite his availability and undoubted qualities, Liverpool would be wise to avoid any kind of reunion with the player this season or beyond., "Emre Can: Why Liverpool Should Not Bring Back Their Former Star Back to Anfield," 9 Sep. 2019 The scene is something of a reunion between Smith and Staunton, who both starred in the Harry Potter films: Smith as Professor McGonagall and Staunton as the one-time headmistress of Hogwarts, Professor Dolores Umbridge. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Maggie Smith and Imelda Staunton Reunite in a New Downton Abbey Movie Clip," 2 Sep. 2019 In addition to opening about the sadness that may have played a part in the recording, Harry touched on the possibility of a One Direction reunion. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles Opens Up About Channelling Sadness for His New Album in "Rolling Stone" Cover," 26 Aug. 2019 Ben Savage, who played lead Cory Matthews on the sitcom, posted a photo of the reunion to Instagram on Monday. Caroline Anders,, "‘Boy Meets World’ stars reunite in Boston," 20 Aug. 2019 Curriers Lakeview Lodge, the site of the reunion, makes the most of Rice Lake. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "A Road Trip to the Fiberglass Frontier of Northern Wisconsin," 14 Aug. 2019 Her work aims to capture the essence of that first reunion using pinks and reds to convey the love, beauty, and relief of that encounter. Shirley Macfarland,, "Councilman Langshaw hosts annual picnic to benefit local resident Joe Keider: Talk of the Towns," 2 Aug. 2019 Saratoga High’s Class of ’69 reunion is planned for Oct. 4-6. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Car show, garden party among summer events in West Valley," 14 July 2019

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1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of reunion

: an act of getting people together again after they have been apart : an act of reuniting
: an organized gathering of people who have not been together for a long time


re·​union | \ rē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce reunion (audio) \

Kids Definition of reunion

1 : an act of coming or bringing together again after being apart the band's reunion
2 : an organized gathering of people who have not been together for some time a class reunion

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