Definition of remembrance in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈmembrəns/


1The action of remembering something: a flash of understanding or remembrance passed between them
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  • But it is also the generation that has to decide how these memories will be expressed in historical understanding and communal remembrance in the future.
  • Repetition is neither wordy nor inefficient; it improves clarity, understanding, and remembrance of the rules.
  • But the first step to recovery is remembrance, and remember she had.
1.1The action of remembering the dead, especially in a ceremony: I decided to sell poppies in remembrance of those who died
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  • Speeches extolled national unity, imperial loyalty, remembrance of the dead, and the need for young men to volunteer.
  • At the end of the green dock is a delicate pavilion for remembrance of the war dead of Newham, the local borough.
  • The last three of these holidays were all about remembrance of the dead.
1.2A memory or recollection: the remembrance of her visit came back with startling clarity
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  • Rachel remained silent as the memories and remembrances from years past assaulted her senses and her calm.
  • Memory and remembrances of your youth tend to have a larger and larger place in your recent books.
  • The only topic at the conference discussed with greater frequency than fond remembrances of Teddy Roosevelt was the assertion that conservation is part and parcel of a real conservative ideology.
recollection, reminiscence;
remembering, recalling, recollecting, reminiscing
1.3A thing kept or given as a reminder or in commemoration of someone.
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  • Dubbed ‘The Memorial for Peace’ the building and its contents are a reminder and a remembrance of those thousands who died in the landings on the nearby beaches.
  • Now, the toys were surrounded by flowers, ‘missing you'-type posters, picture remembrances and teddy bears.
  • Indeed, regardless of any stated policy, the markers in this section were adorned with tributes and remembrances of all kinds, including framed photographs, key chains, coins, stuffed animals and miniature flags.


Middle English: from Old French, from remembrer (see remember).

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Syllabification: re·mem·brance

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