- IPA: /ɹɪˈpɹiːz/, /ɹɪˈpɹaɪz/
reprise (plural reprises)
- A recurrence or resumption of an action.
- (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.
- (fencing) A renewal of a failed attack, after going back into the en garde position.
- A taking by way of retaliation.
- (legal, in the plural) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, pensions, annuities, etc.; also spelled reprizes.
- A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.
- (construction) In masonry, the return of a moulding in an internal angle.
reprise (reprises, present participle reprising; past and past participle reprised)
- (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.
- To repeat or resume an action
- The aging actress played the role she played in her youth, as if to reprise it.
- (obsolete) To recompense; to pay.
- (repeat an action) repeat; see also Thesaurus:reiterate
- (recompense) compensate, reimburse; see also Thesaurus:reimburse
- Russian: повторя́ть