Definition of instant replay
: a video recording of an action (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.
First Known Use of instant replay
INSTANT REPLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of instant replay for English Language Learners
: 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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