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 Bandcamp exclusive white cassette and digital download are also available to purchase. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 22 July 2022 Sadly, the days of a $6 or $8 cassette version of an album are gone. Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 July 2022 And just think of how many road trips have become more memorable due to the tunes provided by an old eight-track, cassette deck or CD player. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 15 July 2022 In addition, Quentin Tarantino paid homage to the group in his 1997 film Jackie Brown during a scene in which Jackie (played by Pam Grier) introduces Robert Forster's character to the Delfonics, inspiring him to later buy his own cassette. Lauren Huff,, 15 July 2022 Among them were an autographed CD, multiple color vinyl variants and two colored cassette tapes. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 15 July 2022 Anyone who's turning 40 is sure to experience a rush of emotions when gazing at this cassette print. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 11 July 2022 But that Kate Bush cassette could only loop for so long. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 2 July 2022 Walkman cassette players were controversial right from the start. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 1 July 2022 See More

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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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“Cassette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for cassette


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


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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