play·​list ˈplā-ˌlist How to pronounce playlist (audio)
: a list of recordings to be played on the air by a radio station
also : a similar list used for organizing a personal digital music collection

Examples of playlist in a Sentence

Most of the city's DJs have added the song to their playlists.
Recent Examples on the Web In a poll published on Friday (May 17) — in support of the weekly New Music Latin roundup and playlist, curated by Billboard Latin and Billboard Español editors — music fans voted for the duo’s newest production as their favorite music release of the past week. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 20 May 2024 Editors’ Picks Eschewing Top 40 playlists and breathless D.J. banter for deep album cuts and anti-establishment satire, KSAN served as a cradle for local bands like Jefferson Airplane, Santana and the Grateful Dead. Alex Williams, New York Times, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for playlist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of playlist was in 1972

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“Playlist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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