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renaissance

ren·ais·sance

renaissance

 
pronunciation:
re n sans [or] re n sans
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a renewal or revival.
definition 2: (capitalized) the revival of art, literature, and learning that began in Europe in the 1300s and lasted into the 1600s. During the Renaissance, scholars, writers, and artists took a great interest in the writings and ideas of classical culture.
The works of the famous artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were part of the Renaissance.
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Renaissance is a French word that means "rebirth."
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