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 The institution of instant replay, which occurred in part because of the Galarraga incident, acknowledges that umpires make mistakes that sometimes require correction. Jerry Carino, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2022 Within a few seasons, M.L.B. instituted instant replay for plays on the base paths. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 When a targeting foul occurs in games that have instant replay, the carryover penalty will be eligible for further review. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 Asking Americans to believe Mr. Biden instead of their own eyes isn’t a winning tactic in the era of instant replay. Karl Rove, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 Similar to instant replay standards, there must be clear and conclusive video evidence in order to make a determination that a play was incorrectly officiated. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2022 Gophers benefitted from a key instant replay reversal on the drive, giving them a first down at the Cougar 32. Ben Thomas |, al, 3 Dec. 2021 Alabama's torrid offensive start seemed to stall late in the first half in part due to an extended stoppage in play for an instant replay review. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 19 Feb. 2022 There is no instant replay for the AIA, even though the NFHS Network has become common for most high school sporting events being streamed. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of instant replay

1966, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Instant replay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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