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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Both were gentle waltzes, unsuitable for your hot August playlist in 2018. Ted Gioia, WSJ, "Summertime, and the Music Is Easy," 9 Aug. 2018 Click here for curated playlists, videos, podcasts and more that celebrate Black achievements and culture beyond Black History Month. Alex Fitzpatrick, Time, "It's Not Just Black Panther. Afrofuturism Is Having a Moment," 20 Apr. 2018 With overlapping catchy choruses and a killer beat, this mashup is perfect for your workout playlist, or getting ready for a night out! Alison Bernicker, Seventeen, "The T. Swift/Demi Mashup You Need To Hear!," 24 Apr. 2013 So put on your favorite K-Pop album or playlist and get ready to play some of these over and over again. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "20 Best K-Pop Memes That You'll Want to Send to Your Idol Right Away," 24 May 2019 Check out Storm's entire fun, pumped up playlist below. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Storm Reid Shares the Playlist of Her Life," 14 Dec. 2018 Her 45-track Black Music Month playlist, created for Huffington Post in June 2017, included A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, The Notorious B.I.G., Childish Gambino and Andra Day. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Women Candidates Have Fun Hobbies Too, They Just Don't Get to Talk About Them," 4 Apr. 2019 Does the playlist have enough songs to last the whole time? The Editors, Marie Claire, "Behold: A Sex Playlist That Won't Make You Cringe," 31 Jan. 2019 The answer is simple: Listen to this Spotify playlist. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Game of Thrones Ending Is Hidden in This Playlist," 9 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of playlist

1972, in the meaning defined above

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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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