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noun     renaissance pronunciation in American English
  1. 1

    the Renaissance

    the period in Europe between the 14th and 16th centuries when there was increased interest in ancient Greece and Rome, which produced new developments in art, literature, science, architecture, etc.
  2. 2
    [singular] new interest in something that makes it popular again
    see/enjoy/experience a renaissance:

    Miniskirts have seen something of a renaissance lately.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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