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nostalgianoun [U]

uk   /nɒsˈtæl.dʒə/  us   /nɑːˈstæl-/
(Definition of nostalgia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nostalgianoun [U]

 us   /nɑˈstæl·dʒə, nə-/  /nəˈstɑl-/
a ​feeling of ​pleasure and sometimes ​slightsadness at the same ​time as you ​think about things that ​happened in the past: Hearing her ​voice again ​filled him with nostalgia.
nostalgic
adjective  us   /nɑˈstæl·dʒɪk, nə-/  /nəˈstɑl-/
Jenny ​grew nostalgic for ​home on ​ThanksgivingDay.
(Definition of nostalgia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nostalgia”
in Korean 향수…
in Arabic حَنين, نوستالجيا…
in Malaysian nostalgia…
in French nostalgie…
in Russian ностальгия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對往事的懷念,懷舊,念舊…
in Italian nostalgia…
in Turkish geçmişe duyulan aşırı özlem, nostalji…
in Polish nostalgia…
in Spanish nostalgia…
in Vietnamese lòng hoài cổ…
in Portuguese nostalgia…
in Thai ความคิดถึง, อดีต…
in German die Nostalgie…
in Catalan nostàlgia…
in Japanese ノスタルジア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对往事的怀念,怀旧,念旧…
in Indonesian nostalgia…
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