liner notes

plural noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Don't forget to write out some heartfelt liner notes to go with it! Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 6 Jan. 2023 In the liner notes for that release, Del Tredici was specific about the ways in which layered meters connected with Carroll’s text. Seth Colter Walls, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2023 Guiding your listening journey is a 144-page color book featuring expert liner notes from our SPIN contributor Katherine Turman. Ron Hart, SPIN, 19 Dec. 2022 These arcane details make up the whole experience if sitting down with a physical record or the CD and playing and reading the liner notes and being taken on that journey. Matt Wake |, al, 2 Nov. 2022 Since her debut country album in 2006, Swift has carefully and steady built her own mythology, embedding puzzles and hints about the true meaning of her work in album liner notes and sprinkling clues about her life in social media posts and videos. Emily Yahr, Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2022 Because, the liner notes tell us, Ray Manzarek’s kid had accidentally taped over part of the cassette that had the only surviving copy of the tune. Chris Willman, Variety, 25 Nov. 2022 According to the liner notes, the podcast is a sorta-kinda adaptation of War with the Newts, the 1936 satirical novel by the Czech writer and critic Karel Čapek. Vulture, 10 June 2022 After years of keeping their love under wraps, Dion revealed her romance with her manager in the liner notes of 1993's The Colour of My Love. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of liner notes was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Liner notes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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