re·​re·​cord (ˌ)rē-ri-ˈkȯrd How to pronounce rerecord (audio)
variants or re-record
rerecorded or re-recorded; rerecording or re-recording

transitive verb

: to record (something, such as sound) again
It's rare, however, for voice doubles to dub an entire performance. Normally, they're called in to rerecord a few flubbed lines.Judith Newman
re-records all the basic tracks except the vocals, playing nearly every instrument himself …Alec Foege

Examples of rerecord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In what may be a controversial move, Marley’s son Stephen, who served as the film’s music supervisor, hired newer Jamaican musicians to rerecord the backing tracks on songs from the two shows. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 5 Feb. 2024 As a last-ditch effort to save their Christmas from Gene's despondency, the Belchers try to rerecord the album themselves, which doesn't work until Gene gets a trippy vision from Percy McTinsel-bud (Dana Snyder)., 27 Nov. 2023 Pop group 98 Degrees is crediting Taylor Swift as the one who inspired them to rerecord their masters. Carly Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Oct. 2023 So another person in the same organization has to rerecord their spokesperson’s voice on their Augie account to clone their speech. Emilia David, The Verge, 10 Aug. 2023 Her victory came with deciding to rerecord her early works, giving her complete ownership of the new material and him the proverbial middle finger. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Polis also referenced Swift’s ongoing efforts to rerecord and rerelease multiple albums, following a public battle with music executive Scooter Braun. USA TODAY, 12 July 2023 That music could be released as a vault track(s) on an upcoming Taylor’s Version of either 1989 or reputation since their collaboration came between the two — except that Swift can’t legally rerecord the rest of reputation until five years after its release, in November 2022. Vulture, 19 Apr. 2022 On a video call from Tokyo, with the assistance of her translator, Kanehira Mitani, Kanno talked about reuniting with her band, Seatbelts, to rerecord tracks from the original series, and about engaging all five senses in order to create an interstellar soundscape. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rerecord was in 1806

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“Rerecord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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