A sojourn is a short stay or visit. If you want a fancy way to say that you took a trip to the countryside, you might talk about your country sojourn.

The verb is originally from the Latin prefix sub- "under" plus diurnus "of a day." You might refer to your vacation as a sojourn, but it might make more sense if you are describing a trip to Provence rather than a trip to Disney World. Or In figurative use, sojourn means to delve––your math teacher may stop midway through lessons on fractions for a brief sojourn into techniques for slicing pie.

Definitions of sojourn

n a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)

Type of:
continuing or remaining in a place or state

v spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily

Type of:
pass, spend
pass time in a specific way

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