re·​cord·​ing | \ ri-ˈkȯr-diŋ How to pronounce recording (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Both sides were playing great defense with the Bulldogs Quinci Thomas recording two blocks in her first sectional start. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA girls basketball sectional finals roundup: See which teams hoisted a trophy," 9 Feb. 2020 His concerts and recordings are events of pristine beauty and elegance, full of emotion and passion that touch deep inside the heart. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "2020 Tri-C JazzFest diverse lineup to feature homage to Charlie Parker, music by John Mayall and the Punch Brothers," 8 Feb. 2020 That same day, Gottwald countersued her for defamation and breach of contract, arguing that the rape claims were only made to get out of her recording contract. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Kesha's texts to Lady Gaga about former producer Dr. Luke were defamatory, judge rules," 7 Feb. 2020 Gottwald sued the singer in 2014, accusing her of defaming him by fabricating a rape allegation in a bid to get out of her recording contract. NBC News, "Dr. Luke scores big victory in ongoing defamation battle with Kesha," 7 Feb. 2020 The regime did not admit to shooting down the airliner until Jan. 11, though recordings suggest that Iranian officials knew much sooner that the regime was at fault. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "Canadian attorneys sue Iran for downing passenger jet," 7 Feb. 2020 That matter arose from a special prosecutor’s grand jury investigation into the Watergate scandal and the president was ordered to turn over damning recordings. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Trump’s executive power grab continues in Supreme Court financial records cases," 7 Feb. 2020 Removing any submission caps and limits on video recording would be a step in the right direction. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "California law restricting freelance journalists may change," 7 Feb. 2020 As occurs in real barnyards, the rats were never seen outside of their enclosed nests during daylight hours, though video recordings showed them cavorting around the room, bathing in the water pool and harassing the ducks in the dark. Alan Rudolph, The Conversation, "Re-creating live-animal markets in the lab lets researchers see how pathogens like coronavirus jump species," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of recording

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Recording.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of recording

: music, sounds, or images that have been stored on a record, CD, computer, etc., so that they can be heard or seen again
: the act or process of storing sounds or images on tape or a disk


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