LP

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noun

: a microgroove phonograph record designed to be played at 33¹/₃ revolutions per minute

LP

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abbreviation

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low pressure

Examples of LP in a Sentence

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Noun
Yours Forever is Mauboy’s first LP for Warner Music, and is the followup to 2019’s Hilda, her second ARIA No. 1 album. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 16 Feb. 2024 The band enlisted Nigel Godrich to produce the new LP, alongside longtime collaborator Kenny Beats. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 16 Feb. 2024 Just after New Year’s, a rep for the two artists told Forbes that the LP would not, in fact, be coming out Jan. 12. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024 The Spanish superstar’s upcoming LP is to be his last album ever. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 The Record is up for Album of the Year, and the LP already won Best Alternative Music Album. Evan Minsker, Pitchfork, 4 Feb. 2024 The song launches the campaign for the re-release of Orbital’s eponymous 1991 debut LP (known as The Green Album), which comes amid their Coachella dates and after a set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Katie Bain, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2024 The singer announced the LP, Lasso, at Billboard’s pre-Grammy event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 1 Feb. 2024 Also Read Paramore Join A24’s Talking Heads Covers LP Last weekend, A24 kicked off new theatrical residencies for Stop Making Sense in several worldwide cities. Spin Staff, SPIN, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

long-playing

First Known Use

Noun

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of LP was in 1948

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“LP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/LP. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

LP

noun
ˈel-ˈpē
: a phonograph record designed to be played at 33⅓ revolutions per minute
Etymology

Noun

long-playing

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