playback

noun play·back \ ˈplā-ˌbak \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

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

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play back

verb

Definition of play back

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

First Known Use of play back

1949

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PLAYBACK Defined for English Language Learners

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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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