• WordNet 3.6
    • v reprise repeat an earlier theme of a composition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reprise A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.
    • Reprise A taking by way of retaliation.
    • Reprise (Law) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, rent seck, pensions, annuities, and the like.
    • Reprise To recompense; to pay.
    • Reprise To take again; to retake.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reprise To take again; retake.
    • reprise To recompense; pay.
    • reprise To take; arrest.
    • n reprise A taking by way of retaliation; reprisal.
    • n reprise In masonry, the return of a molding in an internal angle.
    • n reprise In maritime law, a ship recaptured from an enemy or a pirate. If recaptured within twenty-four hours of her capture, she must be restored to her owners; if after that period, she is the lawful prize of those who have recaptured her.
    • n reprise plural In law, yearly deductions, duties, or payments out of a manor and lands, as rent-charge, rent-seek, annuities, and the like. Also written reprizes.
    • n reprise In music: The act of repeating a passage, or a passage repeated.
    • n reprise A return to the first theme or subject of a short work or section, after an intermediate or contrasted passage.
    • n reprise A revival of an obsolete or forgotten work.
    • n reprise Blame; reproach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reprise rē-prīz′ (Spens.) to take again, retake
    • n Reprise in maritime law, a ship recaptured from an enemy: in masonry, the return of a moulding in an internal angle: :
    • n Reprise (law) yearly deductions, as annuities, &c.
    • n Reprise (mus.) the act of repeating a passage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. reprise, fr. reprendre, repris, to take back, L. reprehendere,. See Reprehend


In literature:

MATERIALS: Coton a repriser D.M.C No.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
Hatred between nations is usually based upon a long series of reprisals and a history of invasions.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Reprisals were instantly made by a heavy cannonading and small shot.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
There were reprisals for a number of those who had taken her part.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
A week earlier he would have been incapable of threatening a whole village with frightful reprisals unless it responded to his demands.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Nothing can cure it but full and absolute reprisal!
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
Germans cannot be beaten on reprisals.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
What if she had contrived to steal them, and O'Reilly had followed, for reprisals?
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
This vessel was the "Reprisal," Capt.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Three thugs were hung for murder, and in a reprisal the town was attacked on November 19th, 1868, by the tough element.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey

In news:

For that record ("Crazy Horse," Reprise, 1971), Jack Nitszche joined as producer and I joined as guitarist and singer, and I wrote a couple songs for Danny.
Harrison Ford willing to reprise Han Solo role.
Andy Serkis reprises his "Lord of the Rings" role as the voice and motion-capture figure of Gollum in "The Hobbit .
Clark Gregg to Reprise 'Avengers' Role for Joss Whedon's 'S.
A failed Communist coup leads to bloody military reprisals and to the rise of Suharto.
Groban's tour is in support of his latest studio album, Awake, on Reprise.
In recent weeks the Pakistani Taliban has criticized both local and international journalists for their coverage of the Malala Yousufzai shooting and has threatened violent reprisals.
A reprise of Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac , by Patrick Fenton.
Brandy Norwood reprises her role as Elisa Shayne and tennis superstar Serena Williams, guest stars in an all new episode of Lifetime 's hit series Drop Dead Diva.
Actress will reprise her role as Lucille Austero.
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton It's Easy Road To Escondido Reprise.
Combs reprises his ' Raisin ' role for a new TV version.
Alfred Molina will reprise his role in "Red" next year.
Reprise Theatre Company announced it has hired veteran executive Stephen Eich as consulting producer to help it restart production in the New Year.
Watergate reprise in Fast and Furious.

In science:

The bound now follows from hn|(H − z)−1 |mi = eη(m−n) hn|(Hη − z)−1 |mi. 2 The following estimate will be used not only for the proof of Proposition 1, but at several reprises below.
Upper bounds on wavepacket spreading for random Jacobi matrices
Theorem 1.2 is obtained by reprising these arguments and developing quantitative counterparts to limiting assertions made along the way.
Infinite cycles in the random stirring model on trees
To establish that Proposition 1.3 is valid for the values of d and T asserted in Theorem 1.2, we reprise the proof of the proposition.
Infinite cycles in the random stirring model on trees
In the remainder of this section (in 1.1–1.2) we reprise the classical model and provide a summary of the interface formation model with some observations on the main points of its formulation.
Slip or not slip? A methodical examination of the interface formation model using two-dimensional droplet spreading on a horizontal planar substrate as a prototype system
To facilitate the discussion, we first reprise th e relevant results from , .
Mixing Coefficients Between Discrete and Real Random Variables: Computation and Properties