play·list | \ ˈplā-ˌlist \

Definition of playlist 

: 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.

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Pandora users can access both recordings in a playlist along with Pray For The Wicked (titled Panic! Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Watch How Panic! At The Disco's Falsetto-Filled Cover of Blondie's 'Heart of Glass' Came Together: Exclusive," 11 July 2018 All of this will likely be appreciated by parents, especially those who add Spotify tracks to a playlist for their kids. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Your kids will soon be able to listen to Spotify through their Echo Dot Kids Edition," 29 June 2018 However, YouTube has the power of Google's search algorithm behind it, and Today's Biggest Hits is a good playlist if anyone's curious about what's trending in the music world that day. Ellis Clopton,, "Is YouTube's new premium music service worth it?," 25 May 2018 Bonus: There’s no cellphone service along this route, so download a playlist for the car and enjoy being disconnected. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "North America's Five Best Road Trips," 9 May 2018 Several playlists that echo this sentiment are now available on the streaming service., "The Quick Read: Another Woman Comes Forward Accusing Russell Simmons Of Rape," 11 July 2018 While attempting to finish the puzzle, participants listened to a music playlist, with each song eliciting a different stress response. Southern Living, "This Song Will Instantly Lower Your Stress Level By 65 Percent," 3 July 2018 Getting through a playlist without crying is really hard. Aileen Comer, The Cut, "The Strangeness of Dating Again After My Dad’s Death," 28 June 2018 But for her wedding day, Meghan Markle chose a more subdued playlist. Simon Perry,, "Meghan Markle Streamed This 'Chill' Spotify Playlist While Getting Ready for the Royal Wedding," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of playlist

1972, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2018

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English Language Learners Definition of playlist

: a list of songs to be played especially by a radio station

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