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rewind

verb re·wind \ (ˌ)rē-ˈwīnd \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of rewind

rewound play \(ˌ)rē-ˈwau̇nd\; rewinding
: to wind again; especially : to reverse the winding of
  • rewind film

Examples of rewind in a Sentence

  1. Rewind the tape so that we can hear that song again.

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First Known Use of rewind

1717

in the meaning defined above

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rewind

noun re·wind \ ˈrē-ˌwīnd , (ˌ)rē-ˈwīnd \

Definition of rewind

1 : something that rewinds or is rewound
2 : an act of rewinding
3 : a function of an electronic device that reverses a recording to a previous portion

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First Known Use of rewind

1926

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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REWIND Defined for English Language Learners

rewind

Definition of rewind for English Language Learners

  • : to make (a recording) go backwards


rewind

Definition of rewind for English Language Learners

  • : a function that causes a recording (such as an audiotape or a videotape) to go backwards


REWIND Defined for Kids

rewind

verb re·wind \ rē-ˈwīnd \

Definition of rewind for Students

rewound \-ˈwau̇nd\; rewinding
: to reverse the winding or direction of play of

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