Simple Definition of playback
: the act of causing recorded sounds or pictures to be heard or seen again
: a recording that is heard or seen again : a recording that is played back
Full Definition of playback
: an act or instance of reproducing recorded sound or pictures often immediately after recording
Examples of playback in a sentence
The band listened to a playback of their first recording.
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