play back

reproduce (a recording) on a recorder (Freq. 1)

The lawyers played back the conversation to show that their client was innocent

Syn: ↑replay
Derivationally related forms: ↑replay (for: ↑replay), ↑playback
Hypernyms: ↑reproduce
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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intransitive verb
: to use back play in cricket
: to run through (a disc or tape) recently recorded

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play back
To play (a sound or video recording) that has just been made
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Main Entry:play

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ˌplay ˈback [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they play back he/she/it plays back present participle playing back past tense played back past participle played back] phrasal verb
to play a message or video that has been recorded in order to listen to or watch it

Play back the phone message.

Thesaurus: recording equipment and general words for recordinghyponym general words for machinery and equipmenthypernym
Main entry: play

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play back [phrasal verb]
play back (something) or play (something) back : to cause (recorded sounds or pictures) to be heard or seen

The machine allows you to record and play back sounds.

We finished recording our first take and played it back to hear how it sounded.

He played the tape back to/for us.

— see also playback
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Main Entry:play

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