Definition of nostalgia noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nostalgia

 noun
noun
NAmE//nəˈstældʒə//
 
, NAmE//nɑˈstældʒə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a feeling of sadness mixed with pleasure and affection when you think of happy times in the past a sense/wave/pang of nostalgia She is filled with nostalgia for her own college days.
NAmE//nəˈstældʒɪk//
 
, NAmE//nɑˈstældʒɪk//
 
adjective nostalgic memories I feel quite nostalgic for the place where I grew up.
nostalgically
 
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NAmE//nəˈstældʒɪkli//
 
, NAmE//nɑˈstældʒɪkli//
 
adverb to look back nostalgically to your childhood
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nostalgia