[ verb ree-pley; noun ree-pley ]
/ verb riˈpleɪ; noun ˈriˌpleɪ /

verb (used with object)

to play again, as a record or tape.


an act or instance of replaying.
a repetition of all or part of a broadcast or of the playing of a phonograph record, videocassette, etc.
a rematch.
Informal. a repetition, recurrence, or reenactment: The recession could be a replay of the Great Depression.

Origin of replay

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + play Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for replay


noun (ˈriːˌpleɪ)

Also called: action replay television a showing again of a sequence of action, esp of part of a sporting contest immediately after it happens either in slow motion (a slow-motion replay) or at normal speed
a rematch

verb (riːˈpleɪ)

to play again (a record, television sequence, sporting contest, etc)
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