tape recorder


Definition of tape recorder

: a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tape

Examples of tape recorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe the greatest interviewer ever, the late Studs Terkel, would feign being technologically inept until his subject showed him how to turn on his tape recorder. al, "This election is different," 23 Aug. 2020 The one view everybody agrees on for the most part in the memory field is that memory is not like a tape recorder and everything is not remembered. Dallas Morning News, "Texas law enforcement uses hypnosis to investigate crimes. Does it uncover the truth?," 8 Apr. 2020 Pat also recalled young Tim sitting on the living room floor as a kid, turning off the sound on Boston Bruins telecasts and calling the game into his own tape recorder. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Tim Roye: Voice of the Warriors for 25 years," 28 Feb. 2020 Following Pompeo's departure from the interview room, Kelly was asked to leave her tape recorder there, but to go into Pompeo's personal office to see him again. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Pompeo blasts NPR reporter for 'violating basic rules of journalism and decency'," 25 Jan. 2020 Before leaving a media session in Salt Lake City on Monday ahead of a game, Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table. NBC News, "Woman says children who came into contact with Rudy Gobert being denied coronavirus testing," 6 Mar. 2020 Following Pompeo's departure from the interview room, an aide asked Kelly to follow her into Pompeo's personal quarters at the department without a tape recorder. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Pompeo allegedly berated NPR reporter over question about former Ambassador Yovanovitch," 25 Jan. 2020 Stalebread Charlie had a tape recorder and taped our little nature jam. Gavin Edwards, New York Times, "Dr. John, of Voodoo Beads, Feathers and New Orleans Sound, Dies at 77," 6 June 2019 Khamenei was delivering a speech on June 27, 1981, in a Tehran mosque, when a bomb hidden in a tape recorder exploded. Karim Sadjadpour, Time, "Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Is One Despot Trump Might Not Win Over," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tape recorder

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tape recorder was in 1932

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30 Aug 2020

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“Tape recorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20recorder. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tape recorder

: a machine used to record and play sound on magnetic tape

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Kids Definition of tape recorder

: a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tapes

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