Reincarnation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːɪnkɑːrˈneɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reincarnation
Brit.  |ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reincarnation


- embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)

his reincarnation as a lion

- a second or new birth (syn: rebirth, renascence)
- the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions


Many people believe in reincarnation.

She thinks she is a reincarnation of Cleopatra.

Word forms

singular: reincarnation
plural: reincarnations
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