cassette

noun
cas·​sette | \ kə-ˈset How to pronounce cassette (audio) , ka- \
variants: or less commonly casette

Definition of cassette

2 : a usually flat case or cartridge that can be easily loaded or unloaded: such as
a : a lightproof magazine for holding film or plates for use in a camera
b : a plastic cartridge containing magnetic tape with the tape passing from one reel to another
3 : a cassette tape player

Examples of cassette in a Sentence

The songs are available on cassette.
Recent Examples on the Web Founded by childhood friends David Jacob Kramer and Sammy Harkham and Harkham’s wife, Tahli, the store is known for its carefully curated collection of books, zines, vinyl records, cassette tapes, clothing and movies. Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021 While the man had gotten away, the officer found a screwdriver at the campsite, along with the bag of money defaced by the dye and a cassette player with a tape inside. Glenn Ruppel, ABC News, 8 Apr. 2021 Scientists compare it to an old-fashioned cassette player: Try one tape. New York Times, 21 Mar. 2021 Clark remembers her sister had a cassette tape of Tripping Daisy’s Bill. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, 13 May 2021 Janet Jackson was my first cassette tape as a kid in the '80s. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 31 Mar. 2021 The reissue will be released in a variety of formats and bundles, including a double vinyl with a mirror board outer sleeve and silver lamination of the album artwork, a double cassette, and signed prints. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2021 Building on the classic leather upper and flat ‘cassette’ sole of the Promyx shoe, the Promyx Space is maxed out with 90s basketball details such as bold edging and rubber spoilers for an iconic new shape. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Stranger Things gives us Hawkins, Indiana, a fictional town where a group of delightfully nerdy preteens ride their bikes and listen to cassette tapes and play Dungeons & Dragons. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cassette

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cassette

French, from Middle French, diminutive of dialect French (Norman & Picard) casse case

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The first known use of cassette was in 1793

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9 Jun 2021

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“Cassette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cassette. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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cassette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cassette

: a thin case that holds audio tape or videotape and in which the tape passes from one reel to another when being played

cassette

noun
cas·​sette | \ kə-ˈset How to pronounce cassette (audio) \

Kids Definition of cassette

1 : a container that holds audiotape or videotape and in which the tape passes from one reel to another when being played
2 : a container holding photographic film or plates that can be easily loaded into a camera

cassette

noun
cas·​sette
variants: also casette \ kə-​ˈset, ka-​ How to pronounce cassette (audio) \

Medical Definition of cassette

1 : a lightproof magazine for holding film or plates for use in a camera specifically : one for holding the intensifying screens and film in X-ray photography
2 : a small plastic cartridge containing magnetic tape with the tape on one reel passing to the other

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