Recollection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrekəˈlekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recollection
Brit.  |ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recollection


- the ability to recall past occurrences (syn: anamnesis, remembrance)
- the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort) (syn: recall, reminiscence)
- something recalled to the mind


Her recollection of the accident is very different from mine.

She has only a vague recollection of her seventh birthday party.

His novel is largely based on his own recollections of his childhood in the inner city.

My earliest recollections are of my mother bending over my cot.

I have no recollection of how I found my way there in the dark.

To the best of my recollection, she drives a Mercedes.

Noone, to my recollection, gave a second thought to the risks involved.

It is outside my recollection.

...I have only a gauzy recollection of those long-ago events....

...a repressed memory that left a huge void in her recollection of her adolescent years...

Laura had a dim recollection of someone telling her this before.

Word forms

singular: recollection
plural: recollections
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