Definitions for playbackˈpleɪˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the act of reproducing a sound or video recording, esp. in order to check a recording that is newly made.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio, Showbiz

  2. the apparatus used in producing playbacks.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  3. response; feedback.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. playback(noun)

    the act of reproducing recorded sound

    "he was allowed to hear the playback of his testimony"

  2. playback(noun)

    electronic equipment comprising the part of a tape recorder that reproduces the recorded material


  1. playback(Noun)

    The replaying of previously recorded sound or moving images.


  1. Playback

    Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by Petty's previous band Mudcrutch. A companion VHS home video, later released on DVD, was also released, featuring the band's most popular music videos to date.


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