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

In short: the Vikings fell victim to the offseason rule change that makes pass interference calls and non-calls reviewable by instant replay. Kalyn Kahler,, "Offensive Pass Interference Call Leaves Both Vikings and Packers Confused," 15 Sep. 2019 Upon further review For one season, instant replay has been expanded to include pass interference called or not called on the field. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Cardinals’ Terrell Suggs faces Ravens after sweet 16 seasons in Baltimore," 12 Sep. 2019 The Women’s World Cup 2019 is underway and FIFA’s new instant replay rules has both fans and players frustrated. Xavier Harding, Fortune, "Women's World Cup: VAR Instant Replay Tech Has Players and Fans up in Arms," 24 June 2019 The live Web casts now include more stats, instant replays, and analysis. Jamie Brisick, The New Yorker, "Surfing in the Age of the Omnipresent Camera," 26 Aug. 2019 Other stats associations such as Alabama and Minnesota were already using instant replay. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "UIL football state championships staying at AT&T Stadium in near future," 23 July 2019 That ignited an uproar on social media, with Saints coach Sean Payton leading the charge, and in response, the NFL passed the new rule to make pass interference calls reviewable by instant replay. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will challenge pass interference calls often this preseason," 15 Aug. 2019 When an acronym for instant replay is overshadowing the World Cup, the beautiful game can get ugly, fast. Sean Gregory, Time, "What Is VAR? Soccer's Video Review Is Making a Mess of the Women's World Cup," 24 June 2019 Since then, the rules have been changed to allow for instant replay of pass interference starting this season. Jill Martin, CNN, "Roger Goodell and 3 game officials set to be deposed in Louisiana court over the NFC title game 'no-call'," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of instant replay

1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of instant replay

US : 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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