au·​dio·​book ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce audiobook (audio)
: a recording of a book or magazine being read aloud

Examples of audiobook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether immersing yourself in the vibrant sounds of your latest Spotify playlist or catching up on audiobooks and podcasts, these headphones deliver clear, balanced sound that enriches every audio encounter. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 11 Apr. 2024 An American Story: Everyone’s Invited will be released on Sept. 17 in both English and Spanish in hardcover, eBook and audiobook, and is available for preorder now wherever books are sold. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 8 Apr. 2024 The Times article says that the company exhausted supplies of useful data in 2021, and discussed transcribing YouTube videos, podcasts, and audiobooks after blowing through other resources. Wes Davis, The Verge, 6 Apr. 2024 So employees discussed transcribing podcasts, audiobooks and YouTube videos, the people said. Nico Grant, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2024 The higher prices will help cover the cost of audiobooks, a popular service introduced late last year. Lucas Shaw, Fortune Europe, 3 Apr. 2024 According to the report, the higher prices will help cover the cost of audiobooks, a service introduced late last year. Jem Aswad, Variety, 3 Apr. 2024 Speaking to your target market via an audiobook is one of the fastest ways to scale trust in my experience. Kary Oberbrunner, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The English audiobook took about four weeks to record. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History


audio- + book entry 1

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of audiobook was in 1942

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“Audiobook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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au·​dio·​book ˈȯd-ē-ō-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce audiobook (audio)
: a recording of a book being read
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