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noun [countable]     homecoming pronunciation in American English
/ˈhoʊmˌkʌmɪŋ/
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singularhomecoming
pluralhomecomings
  1. 1
    American a celebration once a year at schools and universities when alumni (=people who went to the school before) return for parties and a football game. Many schools have a homecoming parade and elect a homecoming king and homecoming queen.
  2. 2
    an occasion when someone returns to a place where they used to live, work, or study

    Her family celebrated her homecoming.

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