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homecoming

Line breaks: home|com¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊmkʌmɪŋ
 
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Definition of homecoming in English:

noun

1An instance of returning home: she spent most of the day preparing for her husband’s homecoming
More example sentences
  • This is the homecoming, the return of the prodigal sons to the family fold.
  • She received a huge homecoming on her return to Bradford and had lived and worked in the city ever since.
  • Terry will have a homecoming this week, returning to the track where he received his only formal race instruction.
1.1North American A reunion of former students of a university, college, or high school.
Example sentences
  • Needing one more dress for the event, she modified her high school homecoming dress to compete.
  • Ask him about the crown he had to wear when he was homecoming king of his high school.
  • Espy still winces a little as he recalls a homecoming game at his daughter's high school.

Words that rhyme with homecoming

upcoming

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