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noun [countable] reply pronunciation in American English /rɪˈplaɪ/ 
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  1. 1
    something that you say or write as an answer

    I called him at home, but there was no reply.

    Wexford's reply was a snort of disbelief.

    reply from:

    We received a reply from the novelist herself.

    reply to:

    I still haven't had a reply to my e-mail.

    in reply to something:

    I am writing in reply to your letter of August 7.

    make no reply:

    Sarah smiled, but made no reply.

  2. 2
    something that you do as a reaction to what someone else has done

    The government's reply was to pass even stricter legislation.

    in reply (to something):

    I have two points to make in reply to that last question.

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