What is the meaning of nostalgia?

Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Nostalgia is associated with a yearning for the past, its personalities, possibilities, and events, especially the “good old days” or a “warm childhood”.

How do you pronounce the word nostalgia?

Is the L silent in Balm?

OED gives only the silentl” pronunciation for salmon, balm, and calm. M-W lists both pronunciations for balm and calm, but only the silentl” pronunciation for salmon.