liner notes

plural noun

Definition of liner notes

: comments or explanatory notes about a recording printed on the jacket or an insert

Examples of liner notes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just a glance at the liner notes tells you the exceptional nature of the project that debuts on Friday: All five members share writing credits on every single song, a harmonic convergence that's happened on only two of their previous cuts. Nancy Kruh,, 8 Oct. 2021 As usual, the liner notes, Spotify playlist and short film tells the story of the scent when your nose can’t smell it. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 Artwork for the gatefold package was designed by original bass player by Stephen Linsley, and fresh liner notes and photographs are included. Chris Willman, Variety, 14 Sep. 2021 Fans nevertheless sifted the liner notes for clues about what happened between her and Shelton; even more than the natural interest in celebrity drama, many took comfort in the lyrics. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 Since then, the two musicians have formed a close bond, with Carlile recently writing the liner notes for the 50th-anniversary reissue of Blue. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2021 In the liner notes of his 1985 box set Biograph, Dylan mentioned Sky while talking about his early days in New York. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 30 May 2021 Rich Kienzle has done liner notes for several Clark collections on Bear Family Records, a German label that specializes in reissues of archival recordings. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2021 Similar to the first installment of her Archives, the liner notes feature an interview with Cameron Crowe. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of liner notes

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liner notes was in 1955

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21 Oct 2021

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“Liner notes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of liner notes

: information about a record, CD, or tape that is printed on its cover or on a piece of paper placed inside its cover


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