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Top 40

plural noun
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of Top 40

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

First Known Use of top 40

1965

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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

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First Known Use of top 40

1965

in the meaning defined above

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NEW! Time Traveler

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Top 40

Definition of Top 40 for English Language Learners

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


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