What does reprise mean?

Definitions for repriserɪˈpraɪz; for 2,3 usu. rəˈpriz

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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

  6. Origin: [Written also reprize.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reprise

    rē-prīz′, v.t. (Spens.) to take again, retake.—n. in maritime law, a ship recaptured from an enemy: in masonry, the return of a moulding in an internal angle: (law) yearly deductions, as annuities, &c.: (mus.) the act of repeating a passage. [Fr. reprisereprendre—L. reprehendĕre.]

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Anagrams for reprise »

  1. respire

  2. perries


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reprise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reprise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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