Definition of playback
: an act or instance of reproducing recorded sound or pictures often immediately after recording
Examples of playback in a Sentence
The band listened to a playback of their first recording.
Recent Examples of playback from the Web
Audiophiles are already enamored with Diamond Multimedia’s Rio player, a portable playback device about the size of a deck of cards that holds about an hour’s worth of music.
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First Known Use of playback
PLAYBACK Defined for English Language Learners
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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