MP3

noun \ ˌem-(ˌ)pē-ˈthrē \

Definition of MP3

1 : a computer file format for the compression and storage of digital audio data
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 and Etymology of mp3

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



MP3 Defined for English Language Learners

MP3

noun

Definition of MP3 for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MP3 Defined for Kids

MP3

noun \ ˌem-ˌpē-ˈthrē \

Definition of MP3 for Students

1 : a computer format for creating sound files (as songs) that are much smaller than standard sound files
2 : a computer file (such as a song) in the MP3 format

Learn More about mp3

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of MP3


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