tape recorder

noun

Definition of tape recorder 

: a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tape

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Invite a reporter to run a tape recorder in the living room? New York Times, "Growing Up Getty," 23 June 2018 Equipped with tape recorders and notebooks, the researchers—led by two Kansas psychologists named Betty Hart and Todd Risley—spent an hour per week in each home, recording every word a child’s primary caregiver said to the child during the sessions. Laura Mckenna, The Atlantic, "The Long, Contentious History of the ‘Word Gap’ Study," 15 June 2018 On the cover of Arctic Monkeys’ sixth record — their first in five years — rests a futuristic architectural model, built from cardboard cut-out, atop a ’60s Revox tape recorder. Isaac Feldberg, BostonGlobe.com, "A moonage daydream from Arctic Monkeys," 9 May 2018 So the brother-in-law visits Sean's humble home and starts asking all kinds of tough questions, tape recorder in hand. Jon Fobes, cleveland.com, "Nicole Kidman's mind-blowing philosophy lesson: Beyond Belief (opinion video)," 2 May 2018 Shots of reel-to-reel tape recorders and electronic surveillance (courtesy of The Conversation and other suspense films) allow Maddin to connect otherwise unrelated scenes. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "With The Green Fog, Guy Maddin delivers an experimental feature that’s pure entertainment," 26 Apr. 2018 After all, Scalfari doesn't take notes or use a tape recorder. Judie Vegh, cleveland.com, "Dashboard Confessional steals hearts and plays the hits at the Cleveland House of Blues (photos)," 4 Apr. 2018 Recording devices were either a clunky camera and tripod set up facing the suspect or a tape recorder on the middle of a table that clicked off every half hour. Krista Torralva, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Noor Salman verdict reignites criticism of FBI's recording policy," 4 Apr. 2018 Scalfari, an atheist, is known for not using tape recorders or taking notes during interviews. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, "Did Pope Francis say there is no hell? Not quite, the Vatican insists," 29 Mar. 2018

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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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tape recorder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tape recorder

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

tape recorder

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Kids Definition of tape recorder

: a device for recording on and playing back magnetic tapes

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