re·​cord·​ist ri-ˈkȯr-dist How to pronounce recordist (audio)
: one who records sound (as on magnetic tape)

Examples of recordist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although at times strategic, none of the young women the filmmakers (and their squad of female cinematographers and sound recordists) trailed is cynical. Lisa Kennedy, Variety, 21 Jan. 2024 Set over 20 years, the film follows Karthi, an aspiring filmmaker who has performed the gamut of roles in commercial television and film, from assistant director to editor to sound recordist. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 4 Jan. 2024 No one gives Wiseman and his minimal crew, which includes the cinematographer James Bishop and the sound recordist Jean-Paul Mugel, a tour of the kitchen. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 The film follows a Ukrainian sound recordist who is hired by a Canadian video game developer to capture the sounds of animals in the wild — particularly the elusive Rakhiv mallard, a rare species of duck that is native to the Carpathians (and perhaps extinct). Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 5 Sep. 2022 To start, Blue and his crew—the camera operator Brian Huberman and the sound recordist Ed Hugetz, who are also white—show up in the Fourth Ward and, as seen in the film, begin their investigation by approaching residents in the street and questioning them about their neighborhood. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2022 Meanwhile, Mathew’s projects include one that follows a sound recordist and a tribal community through a coal mine and a rain forest, and a Himalayas-set project that follows a family in their quest to find their next refuge after being displaced. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 27 Sep. 2021 On YouTube and her Instagram, her ease with gleaming, articulate readings of Handel (with fellow master recordist Charlotte Barbour-Condini) and Vivaldi (with her father, cellist Gregor Horsch) dazzles. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2020 In April, Juan Pablo Culasso, a nature sound recordist and birder, released the first sonar map of the ecosystems of Uruguay. Santiago Florez, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recordist was circa 1930

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“Recordist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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