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 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,, "A’s mailbag: Ramon Laureano brawl fallout? How long is Sean Manaea’s leash?," 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, "Teams’ displays of unity before NBA’s reopening take center stage," 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, "Pope moves against Polish bishop accused of hiding predators," 25 June 2020 More than 20 hours of audiotapes were turned over to Kenneth Starr, the independent prosecutor handling the Clinton investigation. Anita Gates,, "Linda Tripp, key figure in Clinton impeachment," 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, "West Linn Police Chief Terry Kruger has ‘personal friendship’ too with Portland tow company owner who sought arrest of his employee," 5 Mar. 2020 In full, Campbell’s basement trove yielded 16 audiotape recordings of Hicks and other famous World War II journalists, including Edward R. Murrow. Andrea Michelson, Smithsonian, "Man Discovers Original D-Day Dispatch Audiotape in Basement," 3 Oct. 2019 Secretly recorded audiotapes of Capri's phone calls provided a vivid picture of his role. Robert Anglen, USA TODAY, "Feds: Ex-mobster used Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts restaurants in nationwide fraud scheme," 8 Feb. 2020 The audiotape lines up with what Parnas told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about the Trump dinner in an interview last week. NBC News, "'Get rid of her': A voice appearing to be Trump's heard on tape demanding diplomat Yovanovitch's ouster," 24 Jan. 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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The first known use of audiotape was in 1951

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27 Aug 2020

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“Audiotape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce audiotape (audio)

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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