Definition of cassette
1 : casket 1
2 : a usually flat case or cartridge that can be easily loaded or unloaded: such asa : a lightproof magazine for holding film or plates for use in a camerab : 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 of cassette from the Web
Alex Martins, the team’s CEO, has wisely decided to go with an old-school vibe to retool a franchise hobbling around on two flat tires and a beat up cassette deck playing Eddie Money tunes.
If so, check out Sony's new MDH-10 portable MD DATA Drive, an elegant appliance barely larger than a cassette.
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Origin and Etymology of cassette
French, from Medieval French, diminutive of dialect French (Norman & Picard) casse case
First Known Use: 1793
CASSETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cassette for English Language Learners
: a thin case that holds audio tape or videotape and in which the tape passes from one reel to another when being played
CASSETTE Defined for Kids
Definition of cassette for Students
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
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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