Pronunciation: /rēˈplā, ˈrē- /[with object]
- 1Play back (a recording on tape, video, or film): he could stop the tape and replay it whenever he wishedMore example sentences
- All this is to say that I don't know why in the world these studios don't jump on replaying these films.
- A monitor in the gallery replayed a short video showing the blinding flash as lightning traveled down the copper filaments from rocket to earth.
- The tape replays the scene endlessly, just as the myths of the West are repeated so often that they have become clichés.
- 2Repeat (something, especially an event or sequence of events): she replayed in her mind every detail of the night beforeMore example sentences
- By replaying the traumatic events that lead to a tragic conclusion, Carter aims to prevent the inevitable.
- He keeps replaying the event in his mind, wishing that he had stayed and asked his son to go jogging.
- Thus the narrative in both stories is roughly circular, replaying events, lurching into indecision, in an effort to get the true story woven into a whole.
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- 1The playing again of a section of a recording, especially so as to be able to watch an incident more closely: clouds can be studied in speeded-up replay the umpire studied TV replaysMore example sentences
- She calls it ‘so slowly’, she says ‘Da-donna, so slowly’ so we listen to it on replay.
- The tracks are of high interest, most likely, because they are so short and demand replay.
- Or is it that plays are rooted in the moment and are not available for infinite replay as films are.
- 2An occurrence that closely follows the pattern of a previous event: a replay of last summer’s civil disturbanceMore example sentences
- The return of events - a replay of the patterns of the past seventy-five years of capital market history - will happen only for the most part.
- At this moment of crisis, Quinn walks to his apartment expecting that, in a replay of the Wakefield story, nothing has changed, that he can reclaim what he assumes must be his proper place in the world, and with it his old self.
- This course of action would be more readily embraced by the Ukraine were President Putin's preferred candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, to triumph unexpectedly in the proposed replay of last month's election.
- 2.1A replayed match.More example sentences
- Crowds started to return, and it was apparent that replays of matches, as well as football-related panel and game shows, were attracting new fans to the game.
- If he or she is a pay-television customer, replays of all matches are available for viewing during the week.
- This obsessive attention to detail carries through to all aspects of the game - you can spend days messing around with the replays alone.
More definitions of replayDefinition of replay in:
- The British & World English dictionary