playback

noun play·back \ ˈplā-ˌbak \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of playback

: an act or instance of reproducing recorded sound or pictures often immediately after recording

Examples of playback in a Sentence

  1. The band listened to a playback of their first recording.

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First Known Use of playback

1929


play back

verb

Definition of play back

transitive verb
: to perform a playback of (a usually recently recorded disc or tape)

First Known Use of play back

1949


PLAYBACK Defined for English Language Learners

playback

noun

Definition of playback for English Language Learners

  • : the act of causing recorded sounds or pictures to be heard or seen again

  • : a recording that is heard or seen again : a recording that is played back



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