renaissance

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /rəˈneɪs(ə)ns/ or /rəˈneɪsɑːns/ or /rəˈneɪsɒ̃(n)s/ or /ˌrɛnəˈsɒ̃(n)s/
  • (US) (Canada) IPA (key): /ˈrɛnəˌsɑns/ or /ˌrɛnəˈsɑns/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
renaissance

Plural
renaissances

  1. A renaissance is the rebirth of an idea, art style, institution, place, etc.
    Poetry is experiencing a lively renaissance, with many more people writing and reading it.
  2. The Renaissance is a period in the history of Europe beginning in about 1400 when modern ideas about science began to develop.
    For hundreds of years, the Arab world saved the ancient writings that were the foundation of the Renaissance.