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replay

play
verb re·play \ (ˌ)rē-ˈplā \

Definition of replay

transitive verb
:to play again or over

Examples of replay in a Sentence

  1. The tied game will be replayed on Saturday.

  2. The game's highlights were replayed on the evening news.

  3. The footage has been played and replayed on television.

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First Known Use of replay

circa 1635


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replay

play
noun re·play \ ˈrē-ˌplā \

Definition of replay

1 a :an act or instance of replaying
b :the playing of a tape (such as a videotape)
2 :repetition, reenactment
  • don't want a replay of our old mistakes

Examples of replay in a Sentence

  1. They scheduled the replay for Saturday.

  2. You could see the fumble on the replay.

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First Known Use of replay

1895



REPLAY Defined for English Language Learners

replay

play
verb

Definition of replay for English Language Learners

  • : to play (a game) again because there was no winner in a previous game

  • : to play (recorded images, sounds, etc.)


replay

play
noun

Definition of replay for English Language Learners

  • : a game that is played again because there was no winner in a previous game

  • : a recording of something (such as an action in a sports event) that is being shown again

  • : an occurrence in which something happens or is done again



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