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rencounter Syllabification: ren·coun·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌrenˈkoun(t)ər/

Definition of rencounter in English:


1A chance meeting with someone.
1.1A battle, skirmish, or duel.
Example sentences
  • The idea of a Morgan too sensitive for ‘base rencounters’ challenges belief a little, but perhaps it was so.


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Meet by chance: I wonder who those fellows were we rencountered last night


Early 16th century: from French rencontre (noun), rencontrer 'meet face to face'.

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