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


an emotional reunion between mother and son He dreamed of a reunion with his son.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

These incredible women have handled [the band reunion] so well and have been the best support system for each of us, individually and as a group. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Watch Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner, and Danielle Jonas Dance to the Jonas Brothers at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards," 2 May 2019 Here are some of the most iconic reunions of all time... Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Most Iconic Disney Channel Reunions of All Time," 12 Feb. 2019 Refugee communities in Birmingham abounded with tales of miraculous reunions. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 Tom certainly seems to be the king of Harry Potter reunions. Nicole Weaver, Teen Vogue, "Emma Watson and Tom Felton Held a "Harry Potter" Reunion," 8 Nov. 2018 Another 337 South Koreans will participate in a second round of reunions from Friday to Sunday. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "Korean relatives bid emotional farewell after reunions," 22 Aug. 2018 Some of the remaining reunions of young children couldn’t take place because the children’s parents have criminal records, communicable diseases or have been deemed otherwise unfit, the government said. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "As Government Misses Reunification Deadline, It’s Told to Pick Up the Pace," 10 July 2018 Thus, Saturday marked one of the more anticipated reunions in Induction Ceremony history. Troy L. Smith,, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2018: 7 amazing highlights," 14 Apr. 2018 Meghan's apology for having to miss the reunion also didn't go unnoticed. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Couldn't Make Her High School Reunion, But She Made Sure to Send an Apology Note," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of reunion


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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