au·​dio·​tape | \ ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌtāp How to pronounce audiotape (audio) \

Definition of audiotape

: a tape recording of sound

Examples of audiotape in a Sentence

The program was recorded on audiotape.
Recent Examples on the Web Giuliani did not respond to CNN's requests to comment about the new audiotape. Marshall Cohen, CNN, 8 June 2021 There was no indication of how Project Veritas obtained this audiotape nor to suggest that the group had improperly recorded it. Jeremy Barr, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2020 The 15 hours of audiotape recordings, filed shortly before Friday's noon deadline, detailed the last chaotic minutes of Taylor's life. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, 5 Oct. 2020 There’s no guarantee any action would have been taken, sure, had there been no on-field incident, but in a future confrontation with Cintrón and any opponent, that audiotape might have shown a pattern of behavior that MLB would want to consider. Susan Slusser,, 13 Aug. 2020 Before that anthem scene, the Utah and New Orleans contingents bowed their heads and listened to audiotape of players and coaches around the league declare the need for long-overdue change. Dallas News, 31 July 2020 An audiotape of their 2016 meeting, in which Janiak berates the parents, provides one of the more chilling moments of the documentary. Washington Post, 25 June 2020 More than 20 hours of audiotapes were turned over to Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor handling the Clinton investigation. Anita Gates,, 8 Apr. 2020 The West Linn council will meet in executive session next Monday night to consider releasing audiotapes of its past executive sessions that dealt with issues surrounding Fesser’s lawsuit and former Chief Timeus. oregonlive, 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of audiotape

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiotape

audio- + tape entry 1

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“Audiotape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of audiotape

: tape on which sound is recorded


au·​dio·​tape | \ ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌtāp How to pronounce audiotape (audio) \

Kids Definition of audiotape

: a magnetic tape recording of sound

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