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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Michael Boise, a local sound recordist, was alarmed enough to start a petition to try to stop the store from opening. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 Wilderness Quiet Parks and an audio engineer and sound recordist, offers this tip: don’t try to figure out sounds or name them. Kathleen Rellihan, Outside Online, 15 Apr. 2022 The project is a collaboration between nature recordist David Stewart, Nature Sound, the Bowerbird Collective, BirdLife Australia, Charles Darwin University and Mervyn Street of Mangkaja Arts. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 11 Feb. 2022 Later on — which is to say, nearer the beginning of the enterprise — a sound recordist expresses his exasperation over quarantine protocol. Guy Lodge, Variety, 14 Oct. 2021 Professor ten Cate ‘got all his ducks in a row’ by tracking down the recordist, who is still alive. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 That’s the pseudonym of Jacob Job, a natural-sounds recordist at Colorado State University who also works with the national parks. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, 11 Apr. 2020 One of the recordists, Steve Peters, says any performer who wants to move around the room and seek different sonic opportunities is free to do so. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, 21 Aug. 2018 Gordon Hempton is a botanist and sound recordist whose natural soundscapes for PBS have won him an Emmy. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 June 2018 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Recordist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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