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  1. playbacknoun

    the act of reproducing recorded sound

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

  2. playbacknoun

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


  1. playbacknoun

    The replaying of previously recorded sound or moving images.


  1. Playback

    Playback was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in Portuguese by Carlos Paião. The song is a moderately up-tempo number. Paião satirizes the "singing in playback", which he explains is in fact miming to pre-recorded music (the anglicism "playback" is used in Portugal to mean "lip synch", broadened from "playback singer"). By doing this, he points out, one does not have to risk singing out of tune or missing notes. He sang the song with the help of four backup singers, who were dressed in multicolored jumpsuits and acted as robots of sorts, emphasizing the playback theme. From left to right, these singers were Pedro Calvinho, Cristina Águas, Ana Bola, and Peter Petersen. The song was performed fifteenth on the night, following the United Kingdom's Bucks Fizz with "Making Your Mind Up" and preceding Belgium's Emly Starr with "Samson". At the close of voting, it had received 9 points, placing 18th in a field of 20. It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1982 Contest by Doce with "Bem bom".


  1. playback

    Playback refers to the act of reproducing or replaying audio or video content that has been previously recorded or stored. This could be done through various devices or platforms such as CD players, DVD players, music or video streaming services, etc.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Playback in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Playback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Playback in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey Vonn:

    I watched playback of that win yesterday evening and I had plenty of confidence coming out of Lake Louise.

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    repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
    A slur
    B arbalist
    C epiphora
    D exponent

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