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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from reminiscence, from Latin reminīscēns, present participle of reminīscor (remember).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛm.ɨˈnɪs/
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VerbEdit

reminisce (third-person singular simple present reminisces, present participle reminiscing, simple past and past participle reminisced)

  1. (intransitive) To recall the past in a private moment, often fondly or nostalgically.
  2. (intransitive) To talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories.
  3. (transitive, India) To remember fondly; to reminisce about.
    • 2006, Amitava Bhattacharya, Selected Novels of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee (page 34)
      He reminisced the old Parvati who was now this Parvati.
    • 2012, Satish C. Bhatnagar, Epsilons and Deltas of Life: Everyday Stories (volume 1, page 16)
      She fondly reminisced the two years before marriage when Frank served in the US Army.

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NounEdit

reminisce (plural reminisces)

  1. (informal) An act of reminiscence.
    • 2017, Alastair Campbell, Diaries Volume 6: From Blair to Brown, 2005 – 2007
      I met up with Alastair McQueen [former Mirror colleague] and we had a reminisce.

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