re·​cord·​ing | \ ri-ˈkȯr-diŋ \

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Their grounding in classic bluegrass was unquestionable and many of their earliest recordings leaned on Bill Monroe songs, lest anyone miss the fact. Barry Mazor, WSJ, "‘Aeonic’ by Balsam Range Review: Bluegrass That’s Ready to Grow," 8 Jan. 2019 While attempting to access an archive of his own recordings, the German man's Alexa complied. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon Alexa Sends Man 1,700 Recordings From a Stranger's House," 20 Dec. 2018 Eventually, Gerst and CIMON were able to get along, at least enough for Gerst to get CIMON to stop its video recording, seemingly staving off humanity’s destruction — at least for another day. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "The debut of a new ISS AI robot ‘crew member’ went exactly how you’d think," 2 Dec. 2018 Well, some of the musical choices were very specific to my recordings. Renée Fleming, Town & Country, "Julianne Moore Takes on the Role of Diva in the Long Awaited Film of Bel Canto," 12 Sep. 2018 The streaming service offers artists a bigger financial cut and ownership of their recordings, and the deals are not exclusive, leaving artists free to license their songs to other streaming companies, like Apple Music and Amazon. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Why Twitter finally banned Alex Jones and Infowars," 7 Sep. 2018 In my favorite recording, Marin Alsop — with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Jubilant Sykes as the Celebrant — does this beautifully. New York Times, "Is ‘Mass’ Leonard Bernstein’s Best Work, or His Worst?," 13 July 2018 Evening of fun, networking and music with national contemporary R&B recording artist Vivian Green. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: July 9-15," 9 July 2018 The policy became public in the following weeks and even audio recordings of immigrant children crying out for their parents was played on the Senate floor in Washington to inspire legislative action. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Some governors pulled National Guard from the border. Not Kentucky.," 20 June 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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