Renaissance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrenəsɑːns|  American pronunciation of the word renaissance
Brit.  |rɪˈneɪs(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word renaissance

noun

- the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries (syn: renascence)
- the revival of learning and culture (syn: rebirth, renascence)

Examples

...the 19th-century literary renaissance that prompted people to refer to Boston as the Athens of America...

a renaissance in wood carving over the last few years

the great artists of the Renaissance

She wrote her thesis on Renaissance Nativity scenes.

...a Renaissance portrait of a noble woman of Florence wearing a bejeweled coronal...

...during the Renaissance most men of science and the arts were fain to express their noblest thoughts in Latin, the lingua franca of the learned...

a fine example of late Renaissance statuary

Michelangelo was one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance.

Fry was a connoisseur of Renaissance art.

The coming of the Renaissance was a head-on collision with the medieval system.

the Italian beginning of the Renaissance

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