Definition of repose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈpəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊz//
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[uncountable] (literary) a state of rest, sleep or feeling calm She went outside seeking a few moments of repose. In repose, his face was sad. The first rays of morning sun disturbed their repose. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French repos (noun), reposer (verb), from late Latin repausare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + pausare ‘to pause’.
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