[verb ree-reed; noun ree-reed]
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  1. the act of reading something again.

Origin of reread Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • This was not so, though, as all the critics had read and re-read the piece.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • With that the girl ran to her room and there re-read the letter she had received.

  • Sometimes these re-read letters did Richling good; not always.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • In the evening, at his fireside, he drew it out again and re-read it.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • He re-read the score, set it going on the organ, then picked up the tam-tam.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for re-read


verb -reads, -reading or -read (tr)
  1. to read (something) again
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Word Origin and History for re-read

also reread, 1782, from re- + read (v.). Related: Re-reading. As a noun, from 1973.

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