[ri-nas-uh ns, -ney-suh ns]

noun (sometimes lowercase)

Origin of Renascence

First recorded in 1720–30; renasc(ent) + -ence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for renascence

Historical Examples of renascence

  • It is easy to say, "But the period of the Renascence closed, its glory died away."

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • For what he saw was England of the Renascence; England passing from the mediæval to the modern.

  • The great Renascence might have been liberal with its liberal education.

  • Such an advance in our conceptions took place after the Renascence.

  • It was the new birth, the regeneration (renascence) of the world.

British Dictionary definitions for renascence



a variant of renaissance
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Word Origin and History for renascence

"rebirth; state of being reborn," 1727, from renascent + -ence. As a native alternative to The Renaissance, first used in 1869 by Matthew Arnold. Related: Renascency (1660s).

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