Definition of renaissance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    renaissance

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈrɛnəˌsɑns//
     
    , NAmE//ˈrɛnəˌzɑns//
     
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  1. 1the Renaissance the period in Europe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries when people became interested in the ideas and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and used these influences in their own art, literature, etc. Renaissance art
  2. 2 a situation when there is new interest in a particular subject, form of art, etc. after a period when it was not very popular synonym revival The film industry is currently enjoying something of a renaissance. to experience a renaissance
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