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Definition of reminiscence noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a spoken or written description of something that someone remembers about their past life synonym memory The book is a collection of his reminiscences about the actress. reminiscences of a wartime childhood
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of remembering things that happened in the past synonym recollection
  3. 3[countable, usually plural] something that reminds you of something similar Her music is full of reminiscences of African rhythms.
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