Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Said, done, or occurring again and again.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of repeat.
  • adjective Having been said or done again.
  • adjective Sequential.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective recurring again and again

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The question was not "if" but "when": a word repeated twice, in different places.

    David Bromwich: Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran

  • The question was not "if" but "when": a word repeated twice, in different places.

    David Bromwich: Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran

  • The phrase repeated and replayed like a network news ticker across her brain, giving her the courage to go through with her plan.

    Substitute Me

  • Studying the map carefully, I saw the phrase repeated across the map.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • Debatable I know if this dirty techno tune really is a song, but it does have words, such as those in the title repeated at strategic moments designed to release ever greater doses of adrenaline.

    My favourite songs?

  • He had no obligations and had never before fully realized the significance of that state, having heard the phrase repeated in error so often by others.

    Valfierno

  • He had no obligations and had never before fully realized the significance of that state, having heard the phrase repeated in error so often by others.

    Valfierno

  • The final blank PP. 6 has been replaced by an independent leaf having on the one side the title repeated with woodcut, and on the other the printer's device, either of which may in the binding be made the recto.

    Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University

  • "You should have seen it in color," says McClanahan, superintendent of Bastrop State Park, mentioning a phrase repeated in Jamey Johnson's award-winning country song "In Color."

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • "Get back out there" was a phrase repeated by the ex-players, citing words they heard during practices or games.

    The Seattle Times

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