MP3

play
noun \ˌem-(ˌ)pē-ˈthrē\

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 and Etymology of mp3

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


First Known Use: 1996



MP3 Defined for English Language Learners

MP3

play
noun \ˌem-(ˌ)pē-ˈthrē\

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


Learn More about mp3

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


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