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reprise

[ri-prahyz for 1; ruh-preez for 2, 3] /rɪˈpraɪz for 1; rəˈpriz for 2, 3/
noun
1.
Usually, reprises. Law. an annual deduction, duty, or payment out of a manor or estate, as an annuity or the like.
2.
Music.
  1. a repetition.
  2. a return to the first theme or subject.
verb (used with object), reprised, reprising.
3.
to execute a repetition of; repeat:
They reprised the elaborate dance number in the third act.
Origin
1350-1400
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
Can be confused
reprisal, reprise.
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Examples for reprise
  • It's all that starting and stopping for songs, hardly one of which doesn't reprise an earlier sentiment, either stated or implied.
  • And too many started out in free time and ended in a snappy unison reprise.
  • Despite the brief reprise your vision remains cloudy, causing the words on the monitor to blur.
  • Nor has anyone suggested that it would make sense to reprise that approach in today's conditions.
  • Alas, ten years after that dramatic reprise, his career is struggling.
  • All in all, a reprise of last year's oil crisis seems unlikely.
  • The reprise was a sputtering, closing version of the original conflagration.
British Dictionary definitions for reprise

reprise

/rɪˈpriːz/
noun
1.
the repeating of an earlier theme
verb
2.
to repeat (an earlier theme)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from reprendre to take back, from Latin reprehendere; see reprehend
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Word Origin and History for reprise
reprise
early 15c., "yearly deduction from charges upon a manor or estate," from O.Fr. reprise "act of taking back," fem. of repris, pp. of reprendre "take back," from L. reprendere (see reprisal). Meaning "resumption of an action" is from 1680s. Musical sense is from 1879. The verb is attested from mid-15c.
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