au·​dio·​tape ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌtāp How to pronounce audiotape (audio)
: a tape recording of sound

Example Sentences

The program was recorded on audiotape.
Recent Examples on the Web One of the scenes in the documentary includes audiotape of Lowen’s team obtained from a conversation between evangelical leaders and former President Donald Trump, who was a presidential candidate at the time. Michela Moscufo, ABC News, 8 Nov. 2022 Karen Bass’ Latino-Black family is everything the ugly audiotape is not. Katie Licari, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2022 He is joined on the audiotape by Eddie Lowery, who was Ouimet’s 10-year-old caddie. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 14 June 2022 An audiotape of that assertion was subsequently sent to City Attorney Mara Elliott, the entire City Council and the Burke Williams & Sorensen firm. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2022 September 6, 2005 - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says Hussein has confessed via videotape, audiotape, and signed confessions, to giving the order to gas thousands of Kurds in the late 1980s. CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 An audiotape is heard of from the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut. Christopher Arnott,, 21 Jan. 2022 Jackson and his team combed through sixty hours of Beatles film and even more audiotape from more than half a century ago to tell the story anew. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 Giuliani did not respond to CNN's requests to comment about the new audiotape. Marshall Cohen, CNN, 8 June 2021 See More

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Word History


audio- + tape entry 1

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of audiotape was in 1951

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“Audiotape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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au·​dio·​tape ˈȯd-ē-ō-ˌtāp How to pronounce audiotape (audio)
: a tape recording of sound

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