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Top 40

plural noun

Definition of Top 40

:the forty best-selling audio recordings for a given period

First Known Use of top 40

1965


2

Top 40

adjective

Definition of Top 40

:constituting, playing, listing, or relating to the Top 40
  • Top 40 hits
  • Top 40 stations
  • Top 40 charts

First Known Use of top 40

1965


TOP 40 Defined for English Language Learners

Top 40

noun

Definition of Top 40 for English Language Learners

  • : the forty best-selling music recordings for a particular period of time


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