reprise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French reprise.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɹiːz/, /ɹɪˈpɹaɪz/

Noun[edit]

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reprise ‎(plural reprises)

  1. A recurrence or resumption of an action.
  2. (music) A repetition of a phrase, or a return to an earlier theme.
  3. (fencing) A renewal of a failed attack, after going back into the on guard position.
  4. A taking by way of retaliation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  5. (law, in the plural) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, pensions, annuities, etc.; also spelled reprizes.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  6. A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.

Usage notes[edit]

The music meaning is pronounced /ɹɪˈpɹiːz/, reflecting its French origins; the everyday meaning of a recurrence of an action is often pronounced /ɹɪˈpɹaɪz/, by similarity to words like rise and prise.

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Verb[edit]

reprise ‎(third-person singular simple present reprises, present participle reprising, simple past and past participle reprised)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To take (something) up or on again.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.xi:
      How to take life from that dead-liuing swaine, / Whom still he marked freshly to arize / From th'earth, & from her wombe new spirits to reprize.
  2. To repeat or resume an action
    The aging actress played the role she played in her youth, as if to reprise it.
  3. (obsolete) To recompense; to pay.

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Noun[edit]

reprise f ‎(plural reprises)

  1. time, instance
    à plusieurs reprises
    many times
    champion à six reprises
    six-time champion
  2. (sports) second-half kick-off
  3. (music) reprise
  4. (music) cover, cover version
  5. (television) repeat, rerun

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reprise

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of reprendre

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Noun[edit]

reprise f (plural reprises)

  1. rerun or re-airing of a TV program

Verb[edit]

reprise

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of reprisar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of reprisar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of reprisar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of reprisar