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replay

[v. ree-pley; n. ree-pley] /v. riˈpleɪ; n. ˈriˌpleɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to play again, as a record or tape.
noun
2.
an act or instance of replaying.
3.
a repetition of all or part of a broadcast or of the playing of a phonograph record, videocassette, etc.
5.
a rematch.
6.
Informal. a repetition, recurrence, or reenactment:
The recession could be a replay of the Great Depression.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; re- + play
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British Dictionary definitions for rep lay

replay

noun (ˈriːˌpleɪ)
1.
(television) Also called action replay. 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
verb (riːˈpleɪ)
3.
to play again (a record, television sequence, sporting contest, etc)
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Word Origin and History for rep lay
replay
1884, in sporting jargon, from re- "back, again" + play (v.). Of recordings, attested from 1922. The noun is from 1895.
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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