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nostalgia

noun [U]     /nɒsˈtæl.dʒə/ US  /nɑːˈstæl-/
C2 a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness when you think about things that happened in the past: Some people feel nostalgia for their schooldays. Hearing that tune again filled him with nostalgia. a wave (= sudden strong feeling) of nostalgiaMemory and memoriesPleasure and happiness
(Definition of nostalgia noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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