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rencontre

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Pronunciation: /rɛnˈkɒntə
 
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Definition of rencontre in English:

noun

archaic
Variant spelling of rencounter.
Example sentences
  • Who else would have put so much energy and resources into bringing 20 Indian writers to their country for a series of ‘rencontres’ with the public of this highly literate land?
  • ‘I will explain,’ he said, ‘and that you may comprehend all clearly, we will first retrace the course of your meditations, from the moment in which I spoke to you until that of the rencontre with the fruiterer in question.’
  • The last rencontre between Prince and Rusalka, she poised on the steps, he ultimately doing a slow death-cascade down the waterfall below her, was (almost visibly) - melting.

Origin

early 17th century: French.

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