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.
Recent Examples on the Web Each instructor really sets the mood of the class with a playlist that is perfection. cleveland, "Namaste: Ranking Cleveland’s Top 49 yoga studios according to Yelp," 16 Jan. 2020 Spotify has come up with a purrfect playlist to share with your favorite animals. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Where My Dogs At? Spotify Launches Playlists for Pets," 15 Jan. 2020 Turner creates playlists for some of the world's top retailers and brands to play in stores, restaurants and hotels as the global senior vice president of creative programing at Mood Media. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "How stores choose which songs to play," 24 Dec. 2019 Making someone a custom playlist takes time and a great deal of patience. Brianna Holt, Quartzy, "Dating apps are embracing music to help forge deeper connections," 16 Oct. 2019 For his clients, Alifom has curated a playlist of international jazz music to complement the soothing ambiance. Ashley Rose Young, Smithsonian, "How Food Brought Success to a Chef, a Cookbook Author and a Restaurateur," 16 Oct. 2019 As a special treat for Courier Journal readers, Carmichael curated a playlist of music from some of his favorite performers appearing at Hometown Rising. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Check out this Hometown Rising playlist made by a festival musician," 6 Sep. 2019 Tell us in this form, and your pick may be added to a future playlist. Dallas News, "The man behind secret tape of Texas House speaker, Julian Castro makes debate, Uber lured to big D," 22 Aug. 2019 There are some similarities to a playlist, except this one's curated by us. Andrea Domanick,, "Spoon’s Britt Daniel: ‘We stuck around even when it made more sense not to’," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of playlist

1972, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Playlist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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