instant replay


Definition of instant replay

: a video recording of an action (such as a play in football) that can be played back (as in slow motion) immediately after the action has been completed also : the playing of such a recording

Examples of instant replay in a Sentence

They showed the winning goal again in an instant replay. We watched the goal again on instant replay.

Recent Examples on the Web

Capable of variable content zoning, the new main video displays allow each to show one large image or multiple different zones of content including live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and sponsorship messages. Tom Groeschen,, "Cincinnati Bearcats: Renovated Fifth Third Arena to feature new video boards," 15 June 2018 Brawl game: The adoption of instant replay has rendered the classic manager tantrum extinct. Bill Shaikin,, "Three up, three down: Angels are clobbering the competition. The Reds, not so much," 14 Apr. 2018 Yost has been a supporter of instant replay since its significant expansion in 2014. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Royals manager Ned Yost would like to see MLB expand instant replay," 13 June 2018 But Indians reliever Andrew Miller escaped the jam, with the help of instant replay, and the Indians went on to a 1-0 victory to sweep the series. Paul Sullivan,, "Life isn't easy for Cubs at top of baseball's food chain," 23 May 2018 On Tuesday, Triplette spoke with The MMQB about his officiating career, instant replay, protests during the national anthem, his accent and more. Jonathan Jones,, "A Final Call from Jeff Triplette," 29 Mar. 2018 Current National Federation of High School rules do allow for instant replay for football. Langston Wertz Jr., charlotteobserver, "Instant replay is coming to high school football. But will it come to North Carolina? | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 Hardy was aided by an instant replay overturn in the fifth when Max Kepler — who doubled home two runs off the right-center field wall and appeared to score the go-ahead run on a single — was called out. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers bullpen falters again in 4-2 loss to Minnesota Twins," 21 May 2018 Challenges: The committee is proposing to limit coaches to 40 seconds to decide whether to issue an instant replay challenge even when there is a longer break between plays, as when there is a television commercial break. Mark Maske,, "A new NFL catch rule faces one final obstacle at this week's NFL owners meeting," 25 Mar. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of instant replay

: a recording of an action in a sports event that can be shown on television immediately after the original play happens

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