Definition of replay noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈriːpleɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːpleɪ//
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  1. 1(sport) a game that is played again because neither side won in the previous game
  2. 2the playing again of a short section of a film/movie, tape, etc. especially to look at or listen to something more carefully We watched a replay of the wedding on DVD. see also action replay
  3. 3(informal) something that is repeated or happens in exactly the same way as it did before This election will not be a replay of the last one.
  4. Extra examples Instant replays can occasionally prove the referee wrong. It was an action replay of the problems of his first marriage. On the big screen they showed the replay. The replay is used on disputed decisions. The replay shows that it was a handball. They earned a replay with their 1–1 draw. a replay against Real Madrid the endless television replays of the attack the replay between Liverpool and Portsmouth He will not be available for the FA Cup replay with Portsmouth. They scored a late goal to force a replay. United won the replay 3–1.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: replay