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Definition of "playback" []

  • The act or process of replaying a newly made audio or video recording, as to monitor quality. (noun)
  • A method of or an apparatus for reproducing sound recordings: "switches on the playback of a telephone-answering machine” ( Vanity Fair). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "playback" in a sentence
  • "You can select just your favorite titles, specify the title playback order, with or without original menus, to create a DVD with only the stuff you want!"
  • ""They are what they call playback singers, in the sense that they actually sing the song, but in the movie - most of Bollywood movies are musicals - the actresses are lip-synching those songs," he says."
  • "For now you'll have to be connected to listen however; Rhapsody says offline playback is coming in a future release (likely within a year)."