play·​list | \ ˈplā-ˌlist How to pronounce playlist (audio) \

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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First Known Use of playlist

1972, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Playlist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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