[ ren-kon-ter; French rahn-kawn-truh ]

noun,plural ren·con·tres [ren-kon-terz; French rahn-kawn-truh]. /rɛnˈkɒn tərz; French rɑ̃ˈkɔ̃ trə/.

Origin of rencontre

From French

Words Nearby rencontre Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rencontre in a sentence

  • Before his rencontre with Ripperda at the Cardinal's, he had penetrated all the secrets of the Altheim apartments.

  • "Read out all the times mentioned in the last witness's evidence," directed Kerry, undisturbed by the rencontre.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • The two sixth-form boys hoped to pass by unobserved, as they did not wish for a rencontre with our hero under such circumstances.

    Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
  • Coming back in the cars, I had a rencontre that makes me gnash my teeth yet.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary | Sarah Margan Dawson
  • It was very odd—she had not a shade of a reason for it—but neither had she mentioned that rencontre to her friend.

    Sword and Gown | George A. Lawrence