reprise
(ruh-PREEZ)


[Fr.]


  1. The French term for repeat or repetition.

    See also [Eng.] repeat; [Fr.] Repeticiôn or reprise; [Ger.] Wiederholung; [It.] replica.

  2. A shortened version of a major composition in a stage production used to reward the audience with a repeat of a popular melody. This is often used as a finale to a scene or an act.


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