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MP3

play
noun \ˌem-(ˌ)pē-ˈthrē\

Simple Definition of MP3

  • : a computer format for creating sound files (such as songs) that are much smaller than standard sound files

  • : a computer file (such as a song) in the MP3 format

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of MP3

  1. 1 :  a computer file format for the compression and storage of digital audio data

  2. 2 :  a computer file (as of a song) in the MP3 format

Examples of mp3 in a sentence

  1. downloading MP3s off the Internet



Origin of mp3

from the file extension .mp3 used for such files, short for MPEG Audio Layer 3


First Known Use: 1996



Learn More about mp3

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "MP3" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "MP3"


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