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.

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In the days after Eid celebrations, an audiotape prepared by the son of the late Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, circulated among insurgents, the Associated Press reported. Washington Post,, "Afghan president ends truce amid rising Taliban attacks," 30 June 2018 Over the course of her career, Fonda has produced 23 workout videos (that have sold more than 17 million copies) along with five books and 13 audiotapes. Seth Plattner, Glamour, "Jane Fonda: ‘I'm Not Apologizing for Being a Celebrity Anymore’," 17 Sep. 2018 As any audiotape demonstrates, reading aloud is slow. John Sutherland, New York Times, "We Are What We Read," 2 Jan. 2018 Videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation from abroad. Author: Roberta Rampton, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump says he will sign ‘pre-emptive’ order on immigrant families," 20 June 2018 But will Monday's audiotape mobilize enough outrage to put an end to family separation? Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Can tape of sobbing child detainees join shocking sounds, images that have shaped history?," 20 June 2018 Among the material was an audiotape, first unearthed by CNN journalist Brad Johnson, which had been inadvertently made by Polish journalist Stanislaw Pruszynski in the Ambassador ballroom, and turned over to police in 1969. The Washington Post,, "Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan," 27 May 2018 The six-year-old girl heard wailing on a famous audiotape released by ProPublica last month is still 1,000 miles away from her mother, who speaks to her daughter in twice-weekly phone calls. Kaila Philo, The New Republic, "Is the Trump administration keeping its promise to reunite migrant families?," 6 July 2018 Will the audiotape of anguished children be an impetus for altering Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy? Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Can tape of sobbing child detainees join shocking sounds, images that have shaped history?," 20 June 2018

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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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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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