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renaissance

ren·ais·sance

renaissance

 
 
pronunciation:
re n sans [or] re n sans
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rebirth, renewal, or revival.
similar words:
revival
definition 2: (cap.) a cultural movement in Europe, dating from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, that begin with a revival of interest in classical Greek and Roman culture and learning and gave rise to the development of new forms and ideas in science, art, architecture, and literature (prec. by the).
The works of the artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired by the Renaissance.
definition 3: (cap.) this period in European history, which marks the end of the medieval period and the beginning of the modern period (prec. by the).
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (cap.) pertaining to the artistic, intellectual, and architectural styles of ancient Greece and Rome which were revived in Europe primarily during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
definition 2: (cap.) relating to the cultural manifestations of the Renaissance.
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Renaissance is a French word that means "rebirth."
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