reprise


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reprise

to repeat; in music: a return to the first theme
Not to be confused with:
reprisal – retaliation against an enemy; redress; revenge

re·prise

 (rĭ-prēz′)
n.
1. Music
a. A repetition of a phrase or verse.
b. A return to an original theme.
2. (often rĭ-prīz′) A recurrence or resumption of an action.
tr.v. re·prised, re·pris·ing, re·pris·es
To repeat or resume an action; make a reprise of.

[Middle English, act of taking back, from Old French, from feminine past participle of reprendre, to take back; see reprieve.]
Usage Note: In its musical sense meaning "a repetition of a phrase or verse" or "a return to an original theme," reprise is usually pronounced (rĭ-prēz′), with its last syllable rhyming with freeze. This reflects the influence of French when the musical use of the word was adopted in the 1700s. When the sense "a recurrence or resumption of an action" is used in legal context, the pronunciation (rĭ-prīz′), with the last syllable rhyming with cries, is acceptable, reflecting the older history of the word, going back to the Middle Ages. In musical contexts, 45 percent of the Usage Panel disapproved of the (rĭ-prīz′) pronunciation in our 2001 survey. The pronunciation arose either as a spelling pronunciation by people with limited musical exposure, or by influence of the related word reprisal, which is pronounced with (ī).

reprise

(rɪˈpriːz) music
n
(Music, other) the repeating of an earlier theme
vb
(Music, other) to repeat (an earlier theme)
[C14: from Old French, from reprendre to take back, from Latin reprehendere; see reprehend]

re•prise

(rɪˈpraɪz; for 2,3 usu. rəˈpriz)

n., v. -prised, -pris•ing. n.
1. Usu., reprises.Law. an annual deduction, duty, or payment out of an estate or manor, as an annuity.
v.t.
3. to repeat: to reprise the waltz tune in the third act.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: a taking back, Old French, n. use of feminine past participle of reprendre < Latin reprehendere to reprehend]

reprise


Past participle: reprised
Gerund: reprising

Imperative
reprise
reprise
Present
I reprise
you reprise
he/she/it reprises
we reprise
you reprise
they reprise
Preterite
I reprised
you reprised
he/she/it reprised
we reprised
you reprised
they reprised
Present Continuous
I am reprising
you are reprising
he/she/it is reprising
we are reprising
you are reprising
they are reprising
Present Perfect
I have reprised
you have reprised
he/she/it has reprised
we have reprised
you have reprised
they have reprised
Past Continuous
I was reprising
you were reprising
he/she/it was reprising
we were reprising
you were reprising
they were reprising
Past Perfect
I had reprised
you had reprised
he/she/it had reprised
we had reprised
you had reprised
they had reprised
Future
I will reprise
you will reprise
he/she/it will reprise
we will reprise
you will reprise
they will reprise
Future Perfect
I will have reprised
you will have reprised
he/she/it will have reprised
we will have reprised
you will have reprised
they will have reprised
Future Continuous
I will be reprising
you will be reprising
he/she/it will be reprising
we will be reprising
you will be reprising
they will be reprising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reprising
you have been reprising
he/she/it has been reprising
we have been reprising
you have been reprising
they have been reprising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reprising
you will have been reprising
he/she/it will have been reprising
we will have been reprising
you will have been reprising
they will have been reprising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reprising
you had been reprising
he/she/it had been reprising
we had been reprising
you had been reprising
they had been reprising
Conditional
I would reprise
you would reprise
he/she/it would reprise
we would reprise
you would reprise
they would reprise
Past Conditional
I would have reprised
you would have reprised
he/she/it would have reprised
we would have reprised
you would have reprised
they would have reprised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reprise - repeat an earlier theme of a composition
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
Translations

reprise

[rɪˈpriːz]
A. Nrepetición f
B. VTrepetir
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