compact disc


com·​pact disc ˈkäm-ˌpakt- How to pronounce compact disc (audio)

Examples of compact disc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other formats besides LPs are included in the Luminate study, of course, and for once, almost nothing was down from the previous year — not even compact discs. Chris Willman, Variety, 12 July 2023 Staffers sometimes copied documents onto compact discs or even handwritten notes. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2023 The 1987 sale, which came with 170,000 vinyl LPs sitting in a warehouse, arrived at a moment when compact discs were ascendant and demand for music on wax was approaching its lowest. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2023 Whereas most camp sets nest together in a large cylindrical shape, this set includes a large pot, kettle and pan that nest inside of each other to form a slim, compact disc. Sara Tane,, 16 May 2023 Many older music lovers still listen to compact discs, albums and other recorded formats. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 10 May 2023 Taylor said in the motion that prosecutors provided copies of the video on both a flash drive and a compact disc. Paul Gattis |, al, 9 May 2023 The cassette player's performance, with tape recorded on a good deck from records or compact discs, absolutely caresses the ears. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Apr. 2023 The service's history dates back to 1997 when Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph went to a post office in Santa Cruz, California, to mail a Patsy Cline compact disc to his friend and fellow co-founder Reed Hasting. CBS News, 18 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of compact disc was in 1979

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“Compact disc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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compact disc

: CD

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