mi·​cro·​cas·​sette ˌmī-krō-kə-ˈset How to pronounce microcassette (audio)
: a small cassette of magnetic tape

Examples of microcassette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in the safe there were audio recordings: a pile of encrypted hard drives, large tape cassettes and microcassettes that were made over decades, amounting to thousands of hours. Nicholas Casey, New York Times, 10 June 2023 Tragically, the microcassette — filled on both sides — of the golf-cart conversation was lost long ago, and Lasorda’s message faded away every now and then, too. Mike Finger, ExpressNews.com, 9 Jan. 2021 Nevertheless, our microcassette recorder played back our verbal notes with remarkably little rumble and roar, so perhaps the crew at Crewe knows which frequencies to kill and which to ignore. Barry Winfield, Car and Driver, 7 July 2020 Because close-range signals can muddy a tape, standard microcassette recorders have trouble tapping mobile phones. Wired Staff, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2001

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microcassette was in 1976

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Cite this Entry

“Microcassette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcassette. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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