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 Those messages will lead family members (or friends) to a private jet that will whisk them off to the reunion destination, with VistaJet handling all logistics, ensuring a seamless trip. Kristen Shirley, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2021 While attending The Women's Image Network's 23rd Women's Image Awards at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills Thursday, Chung opened up to PEOPLE exclusively about wanting to return for a Real World: San Diego reunion. Scott Huver,, 15 Oct. 2021 The ring is almost more conspicuous in its absence from the Bennifer reunion, like Chekhov’s gun waiting to fire. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 15 Oct. 2021 Check your pulse, because George Clooney and Julianna Margulies' sweet ER reunion will have your heart fluttering. Joey Nolfi,, 14 Oct. 2021 At this point, the reunion pivots to other matters, such as Garcelle Beauvais’ fights with both Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Rinna. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 13 Oct. 2021 Here and there, rumors spread of a Beatles reunion. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 His arrival represented a reunion with Pacers assistant coach Ronald Nored, the former Butler guard. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Oct. 2021 Minaj shared the same photos to her Instagram page, with a caption that displays the same excitement as Cohen's, encouraging fans to binge watch the season before the reunion airs. Ej Panaligan, Billboard, 8 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of reunion


1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reunion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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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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