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reprise

[ ri-prahyz for 1; ruh-preez for 2, 3 ]
/ rɪˈpraɪz for 1; rəˈpriz for 2, 3 /
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noun
Usually reprises. Law. an annual deduction, duty, or payment out of a manor or estate, as an annuity or the like.
Music.
  1. a repetition.
  2. a return to the first theme or subject.
verb (used with object), re·prised, re·pris·ing.
to execute a repetition of; repeat: They reprised the elaborate dance number in the third act.
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Origin of reprise

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French: a taking back, Old French, noun use of feminine past participle of reprendre to take back <Latin reprehendere to reprehend

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reprise

reprisal, reprise
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British Dictionary definitions for reprise

reprise
/ (rɪˈpriːz) music /

noun
the repeating of an earlier theme
verb
to repeat (an earlier theme)

Word Origin for reprise

C14: from Old French, from reprendre to take back, from Latin reprehendere; see reprehend
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