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rɪˈpraɪz; for 2,3 usu. rəˈprizreprise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprise, reprize, repeat, recapitulateverb

    repeat an earlier theme of a composition


  1. reprisenoun

    A recurrence or resumption of an action.

  2. reprisenoun

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

  3. reprisenoun

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

  4. repriseverb

    To take (something) up or on again.

  5. repriseverb

    To repeat or resume an action

  6. repriseverb

    To recompense; to pay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reprisenoun

    a taking by way of retaliation

    Etymology: [Written also reprize.]

  2. Reprisenoun

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

    Etymology: [Written also reprize.]

  3. Reprisenoun

    a ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate

    Etymology: [Written also reprize.]

  4. Repriseverb

    to take again; to retake

    Etymology: [Written also reprize.]

  5. Repriseverb

    to recompense; to pay

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reprise

    Is the retaking a vessel from the enemy before she has arrived in any neutral or hostile port. If a vessel thus retaken has been 24 hours in the possession of an enemy, she is deemed a lawful recapture; but if within that time, she is merely detenu, and must be wholly restored to the owner. An amount of salvage is sometimes awarded to the re-captors. Also, if a vessel has from any cause been abandoned by the enemy, before he has taken her into any port, she is to be restored to the original proprietor. (See SALVAGE.)

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  1. respire

  2. perries

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  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

Examples of reprise in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Just like in March with the CARES Act, Senate Republicans have authored another bold framework to help our nation. So now we need our Democratic colleagues to reprise their part as well.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. usurious
    • B. lacerate
    • C. flabby
    • D. valetudinarian

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