Definitions for repriserɪˈpraɪz; for 2,3 usu. rəˈpriz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•priserɪˈpraɪz; for 2,3 usu. rəˈpriz(n.; v.)-prised, -pris•ing.

  1. (n.)Usu., reprises.Law. an annual deduction, duty, or payment out of an estate or manor, as an annuity.

    Category: Law

  2. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: repeat (def. 12). 14; recapitulation (def. 4). 4

  3. (v.t.)to repeat:

    to reprise the waltz tune in the third act.

Origin of reprise:

1350–1400; ME < MF: a taking back, OF, n. use of fem. ptp. of reprendre < L reprehendere to reprehend

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprise, reprize, repeat, recapitulate(verb)

    repeat an earlier theme of a composition


  1. reprise(Noun)

    A recurrence or resumption of an action.

  2. reprise(Noun)

    A repetition of a phrase, or a return to an earlier theme.

  3. reprise(Noun)

    A renewal of a failed attack, after going back into the on guard position.

  4. reprise(Verb)

    To take (something) up or on again.

  5. reprise(Verb)

    To repeat or resume an action

  6. reprise(Verb)

    To recompense; to pay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reprise(noun)

    a taking by way of retaliation

  2. Reprise(noun)

    deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, rent seck, pensions, annuities, and the like

  3. Reprise(noun)

    a ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate

  4. Reprise(verb)

    to take again; to retake

  5. Reprise(verb)

    to recompense; to pay


  1. Reprise

    In music, a reprise is the repetition or reiteration of the opening material later in a composition as occurs in the recapitulation of sonata form, though—originally in the 18th century—was simply any repeated section, such as is indicated by beginning and ending repeat signs.

Anagrams of reprise

  1. respire

  2. perries

Translations for reprise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of continuing, often after a break or pause

the continuation of his studies.

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