tape recorder

noun

: a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tape

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Detective Thomas Kulinski turns on the tape recorder and waits for Angelica Belen. jsonline.com, 16 Nov. 2022 Detective Thomas Kulinski turns on the tape recorder and waits for Angelica Belen. Raquel Rutledge, ProPublica, 16 Nov. 2022 The journalist Robert Katz, who wrote about Mendieta's death, attended every day of the trial and did almost 200 interviews with people on an old cassette tape recorder. Emma Specter, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2022 Fire-Toolz reminds me of the all-encompassing sprawl in your basement: the box-tower of Lego, the marbles satchel, the Panasonic RQ2102 tape recorder. Spin Staff, SPIN, 16 Dec. 2022 Scientists can study the moon’s tape recorder to answer questions about the earth. Dallas News, 17 Nov. 2022 Someone from behind tried to reach over me with a tape recorder that landed in front of my eyes. Nick Bertram For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 29 Dec. 2022 The device will convert the oscillations into an audible noise that is recorded on Voyager's vintage eight-track tape recorder. Lisa Raffensperger, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2013 Stewart cofounded Satellite Records in 1957 with his sister, Estelle Axton, recording country and pop records on their Ampex tape recorder with little commercial success. Peter Weber, The Week, 7 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tape recorder was in 1932

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“Tape recorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20recorder. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

tape recorder

noun
: a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tapes

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