- The definition of playback is the reproduction of an already recorded sound or image.
An example of a playback is the replay of a recorded song to hear the beginning of the chorus.
- reproduction of sounds, images, etc. from a recorded disc, tape, etc.
- the control or device for such reproduction on a player, recorder, etc.
The act or process of replaying an audio or video recording, as to monitor quality or check a recorded message.