Definition of rerun in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈrən/
(reruns, rerunning; past reran; past participle rerun) [with object]
Show or perform (something, especially a television program) again.
Example sentences
  • We'd sit through that evening's show and if the first few films were good, we might sit through the start of the second show, which reran the same films.
  • I wasn't old enough to care when this appeared first time, so it's really amazing to see BBC Four rerunning this over the next week, with the modern sequel to follow.
  • We discovered that our local animation channel was rerunning old Bugs Bunny cartoons in the early evening.


Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌrən/
A program, event, or competition that occurs or is run again: a rerun of the Mideast crisis watching reruns on TV
More example sentences
  • In Australia, in a match billed as a rerun of the World Cup final just seven months after the event, they lost 15-51.
  • When he didn't, I flipped to a rerun of a game show I used to watch with my parent's as a kid.
  • Progressives of today want a rerun of that era and the immediate political battle that ensued back then.

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Syllabification: re·run

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