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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His narrative utilizes an audiotape interview by high-profile reporter Ken Auletta to augment the case against Cohn. Armond White, National Review, "Where’s My Roy Cohn? Is a Lesson in Demonization," 12 Sep. 2019 Faced with such a turnaround on crucial pieces of evidence, Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Althea Handy took the unusual step of listening to audiotape of Brown’s statement. Juliana Kim,, "Baltimore cop gave conflicting testimony in trial of man accused of killing Taylor Hayes, judge tells jurors," 13 Aug. 2019 But seven years ago, while seeking to obtain audiotapes of a Manson follower that detectives hoped would yield clues, the department formally declared that a dozen unsolved cases might be tied to the family. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, "How many more did Manson family kill? LAPD investigating 12 unsolved murders," 8 Aug. 2019 But new audiotapes remind us that the Reagan many Americans romanticize was a very different person in the eyes of many black Americans. Eugene Scott, Twin Cities, "Eugene Scott: The new Reagan tapes are ugly, but not surprising, to a lot of black Americans," 2 Aug. 2019 Jean wrote and performed many one- woman shows (assisted by Gary Waite) and was active in performing on video and audiotapes., "Jean M. Smith," 23 June 2019 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

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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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