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Definition of reminiscent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1reminiscent of somebody/something reminding you of someone or something The way he laughed was strongly reminiscent of his father. She writes in a style reminiscent of both Proust and Faulkner.
  2. 2[only before noun] (formal) showing that you are thinking about the past, especially in a way that causes you pleasure a reminiscent smile
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reminiscent