Meaning of “comeback” in the English Dictionary

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"comeback" in British English

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comebacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌm.bæk/ us /ˈkʌm.bæk/

C1 an attempt to become famous, powerful, or important again after a period of being much less famous, etc.:

She's trying to make a comeback with her first album for 20 years.

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  • Apparently bread and butter pudding is making a comeback in smart restaurants.
  • A rich businessman is financing their comeback attempt.
  • The singer staged a remarkable comeback with his latest album.
  • The party's comeback was largely due to their promises to lower tax.

(Definition of “comeback” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comeback" in American English

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comebacknoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʌmˌbæk/

a return to an earlier and better position or condition:

The band was popular in the late '70s, and had a comeback in the early '90s.

(Definition of “comeback” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)