• IPA: /ɹɪˈpɹiːz/, /ɹɪˈpɹaɪz/

reprise (plural reprises)

  1. A recurrence or resumption of an action.
  2. (music) A repetition of a phrase, a return to an earlier theme, or a second rendition or version of a song in a programme or musical.
  3. (fencing) A renewal of a failed attack, after going back into the en garde position.
  4. A taking by way of retaliation.
  5. (legal, in the plural) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, pensions, annuities, etc.; also spelled reprizes.
  6. A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.
  7. (construction) In masonry, the return of a moulding in an internal angle.
Translations Verb

reprise (reprises, present participle reprising; past and past participle reprised)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To take (something) up or on again.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book II, canto 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.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Russian: повторя́ть

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