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

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At the time of Mendoza’s first recordings, Texas was still mostly rural, feeling the aftershocks of the Mexican Revolution and weathering the Great Depression. Paula Allen,, "Before she became a Tejano queen, Lydia Mendoza played humble venues," 15 June 2019 The video also shows the pair recording and working on the song together, along with footage of Egerton, 29, playing John, 72, in the musical biopic. Colleen Cronin,, "LISTEN: Elton John and Rocketman Star Taron Egerton Debut Duet: '(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again'," 14 June 2019 This can be an eight-minute voice recording, or, if the person on the outside wants to text instead of call, a 160-character message. Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz, "In the twisted world of prison communications, voicemail is an innovation," 12 June 2019 About 500,000 master recordings -- many of them historically significant -- were destroyed in the fire, The New York Times Magazine reported. Doug Criss, CNN, "A half million recordings by Billie Holliday, Elton John and others were lost in a fire, the New York Times found," 11 June 2019 For the recording, the original six-person Fringe cast reassembled. Matthew J. Palm,, "Orlando Fringe fave ‘Just This Once’ recorded for download, CD," 7 June 2019 But from the music on the recordings, and the performances captured onstage, one thing is clear. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Bob Dylan’s Glam Hootenanny: Returning to Rolling Thunder," 5 June 2019 The recording—made public by a parliamentary committee along with additional text messages and written testimony—is destined to keep at the forefront a political scandal that is weighing heavily on the incumbent Liberal government. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Recording Shows Trudeau Aide Was Warned About Risks of Interfering in Case," 29 Mar. 2019 The recording, which often sounds like a young woman, usually delivers a message about lowering credit card rates or buying into cheap health insurance. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Here's why you're getting more Chinese language robocalls," 3 July 2018

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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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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