pre·​re·​cord·​ed ˌprē-ri-ˈkȯr-dəd How to pronounce prerecorded (audio)
variants or pre-recorded
: recorded in advance
airing prerecorded episodes
played a prerecorded message
prerecord transitive verb
or pre-record
prerecorded or pre-recorded; prerecording or pre-recording
decided to prerecord the speech

Examples of prerecorded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After weeks of frenzied speculation about her health, the Princess of Wales has shared that she has been diagnosed with cancer in a prerecorded video. Vogue, 22 Mar. 2024 While Prince William and Queen Camilla attended in person, Charles’s address was delivered with a prerecorded video message. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2024 This year’s Independent Spirit Awards faced a major broadcast hurdle as a Pro-Palestinian protestor with a speaker and a prerecorded message blared out many of the presenters and winners onstage. William Earl, Variety, 25 Feb. 2024 The Houthis, who have been launching attacks on ships since November over Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, later claimed the attacks in a prerecorded statement by their military spokesman, Brig. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 25 Jan. 2024 Patrick Mahomes won the prestigious Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award that night but had to accept in a prerecorded message because the team was preparing for the Super Bowl just days later. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 22 Jan. 2024 Instead, Rachel Morin’s family prepared a slideshow of photos with prerecorded remembrances — memories of sharing laughs together at the dinner table, her older sister’s prayers to have a female sibling, her love for her children. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 27 Aug. 2023 In a prerecorded video message released Thursday evening, Jordan said he’s been speaking with the board but didn’t provide additional details. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2023 In a prerecorded message before his arrest, Khan urged his supporters to stage peaceful protests and not remain silent at home. Christina Goldbaum,, 5 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prerecorded was in 1882

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“Prerecorded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: recorded in advance of presentation or use
a prerecorded television program
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