[ ri-prahyz for 1; ruh-preez for 2, 3 ]
/ rɪˈpraɪz for 1; rəˈpriz for 2, 3 /
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Usually reprises. Law. an annual deduction, duty, or payment out of a manor or estate, as an annuity or the like.
- a repetition.
- 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 reprisereprisal, reprise
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How to use reprise in a sentence
In a reprise of the dotcom boom days of 20 years ago, DoorDash’s shares had soared 86% on their first day of trading.After a blockbuster IPO, DoorDash’s challenge now is to deliver profits|Danielle Abril|December 14, 2020|Fortune
He reprised a joke about having vowed, “When this show stops being fun, I will retire—10 years later.”The King Abdicates From Late-Night Nation|Tom Shales|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
J-Fal and the Roots reprised their classroom-instruments shtick with Robin Thicke Thursday to sing his hit, ‘Blurred Lines.’Brian Williams Does Marky Mark, NASA’s Scary Map & More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|August 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
President Obama and Senator John McCain reprised their rivalry at the health-care summit on Thursday.Obama's Health-Care Summit|The Daily Beast Video|February 25, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for reprise
/ (rɪˈpriːz) music /
the repeating of an earlier theme
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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