Definition of playback in English:



mass noun
  • 1The reproduction of previously recorded sounds or moving images.

    as modifier ‘the instant playback facility’
    with modifier ‘high-quality video playback’
    count noun ‘we listened to several playbacks in the control room’
    • ‘How would you use one, and would it be worth spending $500 on a device that only did video playback?’
    • ‘For example, very few support video playback, relying solely on audio and still images.’
    • ‘Instant playback of recorded video gave these trendy gadgets an edge over the conventional machines.’
    • ‘Each has a console, extra controller, the DVD playback kit, and various games.’
    • ‘Durabis technology resists scratches, which can cause recording and playback errors.’
    • ‘This feature allows the user to capture memos or incoming phone conversations for future playback.’
    • ‘During DVD playback, all sounds were where they should have been, and all at normal volumes.’
    • ‘It's free and offers high quality playback, video programming, ability to create a playlist of favourite videos.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it was something of a letdown, mainly related to video performance and DVD playback.’
    • ‘Images may be recorded for playback on a standard VHS video cassette recorder.’
    • ‘One might, for example, copy a music CD to an audio cassette for playback on one's Walkman.’
    • ‘So if you spent money on earbuds, you will hear the difference, especially if you record for playback in the highest quality streams.’
    • ‘The company claims a four-hour video playback time; or ten hours if you're listening to songs.’
    • ‘This mode is used to select a previously archived session for playback via a remote VCR server.’
    • ‘A media server system and method are disclosed for playback of digital media.’
    • ‘Sony also bundles stereo earphones with a remote control for private audio and video playback.’
    • ‘Well, we can get much more informative results by measuring the average video playback speed.’
    • ‘The company has touted its audio option and published results of DVD playback tests.’
    • ‘Then when you hit Play, the hard-drive playback begins picking up right where you left off.’
    • ‘Also, it looks like home video playback on the Tivo will also soon be available.’
    1. 1.1count noun A pre-recorded musical soundtrack mimed to by an actor.