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reprise

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noun re·prise \ri-ˈprēz, 1 is also -ˈprīz\

Simple Definition of reprise

  • : something (such as a piece of music) that is repeated

Full Definition of reprise

  1. 1 :  a deduction or charge made yearly out of a manor or estate —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  a recurrence, renewal, or resumption of an action

  3. 3 [French, from Middle French] a :  a musical repetition: (1) :  the repetition of the exposition preceding the development (2) :  recapitulation 3 b :  a repeated performance :  repetition

Examples of reprise

  1. They ended their performance with a reprise of the opening number.

  2. The team is hoping to avoid a reprise of last year's defeat.



Origin of reprise

Middle English, from Anglo-French, seizure, repossession, expense, from feminine past participle of reprendre to take back, from re- + prendre to take, from Latin prehendere


First Known Use: 15th century


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reprise

play
verb re·prise \ri-ˈprīz, 3 is -ˈprēz\

Simple Definition of reprise

  • : to repeat (something, such as a performance of a piece of music)

Full Definition of reprise

re·prisedre·pris·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  take back; especially :  to recover by force

  3. 2 archaic :  compensate

  4. 3 a :  to repeat the performance of b :  to repeat the principal points or stages of :  recapitulate

Examples of reprise

  1. He will reprise his role in the play.

  2. <the prosecutor's closing statement effectively reprised the case against the defendant>



Origin of reprise

Middle English, from Middle French repris, past participle of reprendre


First Known Use: 15th century


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