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

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Out of that recording came the sound of reverse thrusters, the sound of when a commercial jet hits the runway and reverses the airflow in the engines to slow the plane down. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Real World Stuff Behind Star Wars' Iconic Sounds," 3 Apr. 2019 Avenatti said during the recording, according to the complaint. James Queally, The Seattle Times, "Lawyer Michael Avenatti, accused of fraud and attempts to extort Nike, is arrested," 25 Mar. 2019 The Observer on Tuesday requested and obtained copies of the recordings from New Hanover County 911. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Drivers saw a person hanging from a billboard and called 911. The joke was on them," 10 July 2018 Jean was an avid reader, movie-goer and loved music, particularly the recordings of Patsy Cline. Hartford Courant,, "Jean S. Neumann," 8 July 2018 The heartbreaking pictures and the recordings of their cries are exactly the things that help us remember that, above all, these are children who tragically may never be reunited with their families. Alex Ortega & Charley Sullivan,, "What can children in cages teach us?," 2 July 2018 Williams is not the first recording artist to demand Trump stop using his or her music. Amy B Wang, The Seattle Times, "Pharrell Williams wants to sue Trump for playing ‘Happy’ at an event after Pittsburgh massacre," 30 Oct. 2018 That was most important to him than being an actor and a recording artist. Gina Piccalo,, "Actor Tab Hunter dies at 86; '50s heartthrob's career ranged from 'Battle Cry' to 'Polyester'," 9 July 2018 The recording was captured without Cagle's knowledge by Tippins just days after the May 22 primary in which Cagle and Kemp beat out Tippins and two others. NBC News, "Secret tape recordings rock Georgia governor race," 9 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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an act or instance of returning to life

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