gold record


Definition of gold record

: a gold phonograph record awarded to a singer or group whose single record or album has sold at least 500,000 copies

Examples of gold record in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within weeks, Nirvana becomes a culture-ravaging behemoth, with a gold record to prove it. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 That album got me a little gold record on the wall. Deborah Evans Price, Billboard, 24 June 2021 Later, Willcox dances and holds up her gold record of Toyah’s Anthem. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 12 Apr. 2021 This unlikely hit was part of the 1976 Jailbreak album, helping the band earn its first gold record. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 18 Jan. 2021 Both of the Voyager crafts have left the solar system and are carrying a shiny gold record etched with snapshots of humanity. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 7 June 2020 Every wall and table is covered with photographs, gold records, awards plaques, art and posters from his many movies. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2020 The school now houses a collection of the star’s memorabilia, including costumes, gold records, and her 1958 high school yearbook. Pamela Wright,, 16 July 2019 With a sense of humor derived from Mad magazine and Monty Python, Yankovic has built a mini empire that includes six platinum and four gold records as well as five Grammy Awards. 7:30 p.m.; $31. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of gold record

1957, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2021

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“Gold record.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gold record

: an award that is given to a singer or musical group for selling a lot of recordings


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