re·​union (ˌ)rē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce reunion (audio)
: an act of reuniting : the state of being reunited
: a reuniting of persons after separation

Example Sentences

an emotional reunion between mother and son He dreamed of a reunion with his son.
Recent Examples on the Web In a statement made from rockimparkofficial’s social media outlets, the festival organizers express that the decision was made as a result of ongoing criticism after booking the Pantera reunion as one of this year’s main headliners. Quentin Singer, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Tickets for the reunion shows go on sale Friday (Jan. 27). Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 24 Jan. 2023 But the reunion is touching, in no small part thanks to the furrowed, believable conviction Dickinson brings to the potentially stock character of a bad boy made good. Guy Lodge, Variety, 23 Jan. 2023 Watch the video to see a truly touching mother-son reunion. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2023 The reunion episodes proved not everyone thinks as highly of Usman as Kim does. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2023 His passing last week, feels like the end of an era for music — any hopes for even a one-off CSN or CSNY reunion show are now gone forever — but also for a degree of nonconformity. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2023 Houston is one of 26 cities in North, Central and South America that the iconic band will be making a stop at for its final reunion world tour, dubbed Soy Rebelde. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 22 Jan. 2023 From time to time Ms. Finke and Mr. Penske talked about a professional reunion. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, 21 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reunion was in 1576

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“Reunion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


re·​union (ˈ)rē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce reunion (audio)
: the act of reuniting : the state of being reunited
: a reuniting of persons after separation
a class reunion

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ré·​union rē-ˈyü-nyən How to pronounce Réunion (audio)
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
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