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

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Recent Examples on the Web At one point in the recording, in a moment that has drawn particular anger in China, Ms. Zheng seems to express frustration that the pregnancies were several months along and couldn’t be ended. New York Times, "A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial," 20 Jan. 2021 No need to get out that gold pan and start a-siftin' for more riches – thanks to this recording on their Trio II album, the mine is already tapped dry. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "The 10 Best Neil Young Covers, From Radiohead to Joni Mitchell & Beyond," 8 Jan. 2021 A year after returning to recording in Memphis, Presley rooted at RCA Victor Studio in Nashville during June of 1970 for sessions whose results were scattered across three subsequent albums. Gary Graff, cleveland, "John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Elton John top 2020′s list of lavish boxed-set releases," 29 Dec. 2020 In the late ’60s and early ’70s, recording went from two track to four track to eight track to 16 track to 32 track, and music got more and more grandiose, sometimes with good effect, but quite often not. Rob Tannenbaum, Los Angeles Times, "Brian Eno has had a pretty good quarantine," 21 Jan. 2021 Kennie Tatis, who is used to getting political for his 951,000 followers on the app, put on his nicest suit and got to recording after spending the day watching the news with his family. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Young People are Desperate for Lawmakers to Learn a Lesson About Gun Control Following the Capitol Coup," 20 Jan. 2021 Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts., "Here’s a full list of the people who Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of," 20 Jan. 2021 Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts. al, "Who did Trump pardon at the last minute? Here’s the full list of 143 people who received clemency," 20 Jan. 2021 Veteran audio engineer Mike Mayeux oversaw the sound recording and deployed a half-dozen iPhones to film the show from various camera angles. Keith Spera,, "Write Brothers' Paul Sanchez, Alex McMurray, Jim McCormick stage hybrid CD release webcast," 19 Jan. 2021

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Recording.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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