comeback

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

comeback ‎(plural comebacks)

  1. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.) after an extended period of obscurity.
    That fad went out with the eighties, but I think it's making a comeback.
    • 2011 February 5, Paul Fletcher, “Newcastle 4 - 4 Arsenal”[1], BBC:
      Newcastle produced a stunning comeback from 4-0 down to earn a draw that shocked title hopefuls Arsenal.
    • 2013 December 6, alim17, “Girls' Generation rumored to make a comeback in early 2014!”[2], allkpop.com:
      According to rumors in the entertainment world on December 6, Girls' Generation will be making a comeback next year with a masculine concept. They have supposedly decided on the title song in their new album and have begun filming the music video on December 6. It appears they have started preparing for a full-scale comeback! It will be the girls' first Korean comeback in a year since "I Got a Boy."
  2. A retort or answer, particularly a quick or clever one.
    I wish I had thought of a quick comeback for his comment.
  3. (sports) An occurrence of an athlete or sports team in a competition overcoming a substantial disadvantage in points to win.

Usage notes[edit]

In sense “reply”, more casual than retort or the somewhat formal rejoinder.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< English

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

comeback

  1. comeback (return to popularity, success, fame etc.)
    Luulen, että se villitys tekee comebackiä.
    I think that fad is making a comeback.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of comeback (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative comeback comebackit
genitive comebackin comebackien
partitive comebackia comebackeja
illative comebackiin comebackeihin
singular plural
nominative comeback comebackit
accusative nom. comeback comebackit
gen. comebackin
genitive comebackin comebackien
partitive comebackia comebackeja
inessive comebackissa comebackeissa
elative comebackista comebackeista
illative comebackiin comebackeihin
adessive comebackilla comebackeilla
ablative comebackilta comebackeilta
allative comebackille comebackeille
essive comebackina comebackeina
translative comebackiksi comebackeiksi
instructive comebackein
abessive comebackitta comebackeitta
comitative comebackeineen


Inflection of comeback (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative comeback comebackit
genitive comebackin comebackien
partitive comebackiä comebackejä
illative comebackiin comebackeihin
singular plural
nominative comeback comebackit
accusative nom. comeback comebackit
gen. comebackin
genitive comebackin comebackien
partitive comebackiä comebackejä
inessive comebackissä comebackeissä
elative comebackistä comebackeistä
illative comebackiin comebackeihin
adessive comebackillä comebackeillä
ablative comebackiltä comebackeiltä
allative comebackille comebackeille
essive comebackinä comebackeinä
translative comebackiksi comebackeiksi
instructive comebackein
abessive comebackittä comebackeittä
comitative comebackeineen

Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback, an anglicism.

Noun[edit]

comeback m ‎(plural comebacks)

  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback

Noun[edit]

comeback m, n ‎(definite singular comebacken or comebacket, indefinite plural comeback, definite plural comebackene or comebacka)

  1. a comeback (return by a well-known person to the activity in which they were famous after a long absence)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback

Noun[edit]

comeback n ‎(definite singular comebacket, indefinite plural comeback, definite plural comebacka)

  1. a comeback (as above)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback, an anglicism.

Noun[edit]

comeback c

  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

Declension[edit]

Inflection of comeback
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative comeback comebacken comebacker comebackerna
Genitive comebacks comebackens comebackers comebackernas