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[ verb ree-pley; noun ree-pley ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to play again, as a record or tape.


  1. an act or instance of replaying.
  2. a repetition of all or part of a broadcast or of the playing of a phonograph record, videocassette, etc.
  3. a rematch.
  4. Informal. a repetition, recurrence, or reenactment:

    The recession could be a replay of the Great Depression.



  1. Also calledaction 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
  2. a rematch


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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of replay1

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + play

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Example Sentences

Verizon plans to add superfast 5G mobile service to 28 NFL stadiums this year so that fans the teams playing can more easily watch video replays and see multiple camera angles on plays.

From Fortune

Wims just had made a 28-yard catch on the previous play after a successful instant replay challenge by the Bears.

What came as a surprise to the authors wasn’t that adding replay to an algorithm boosted its ability to retain its previous trainings.

In a way, replay provides us with additional simulated learning trials to practice our learnings and stabilize them into a library of memories from which new experiences can build upon rather than destroy.

During a replay of the 2014 Arsenal versus Hull City game, the video had 400,000 YouTube views, three-quarters of which were live views, thanks to the Arsenal football club amplifying the stream.

From Digiday

The agony of being so close to our goal but failing gnaws at our insides while we replay the events over and over in our heads.

Too much of it seems to have been a replay on a larger scale of an incident back in May 2013.

Video replay of the crash shows Chilton weaving his way through an exploding tide of debris.

You can go back to rewinding your TiVos to replay that scene over and over again now.

It makes sense that Democrats would want the coming election to be a replay of the last one.

Senator Crane, a doggedly determined man, had listened to the replay of Brent Taber's top-secret conference again and again.

It was a replay of the old, 11th century, religious fragmentation.

My replay was, alluding to our fight in the river, "How did N'yamyonjo's men fare?"


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