tape recording


: magnetic recording on magnetic tape
also : a recording made by this process

Examples of tape recording in a Sentence

a tape recording of the concert the documentary included a tape recording of one of the actor's earliest performances
Recent Examples on the Web His identity was discovered after a Russian intelligence officer handed over a file containing a trash bag with Hanssen's fingerprints and a tape recording of his voice. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 5 June 2023 In early 1993, the couple's affair was confirmed when a tape recording of an inappropriate phone conversation between the pair that took place in 1989 was leaked, creating scandal for the royal family. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Nov. 2022 But because tape has now disappeared completely from consumer-level products, most people are unaware of its existence, let alone of the tremendous advances that tape recording technology has made in recent years and will continue to make for the foreseeable future. Mark Lantz, IEEE Spectrum, 28 Aug. 2018 Before the full House could vote, a bombshell tape recording was released in which Nixon could be heard approving a plan to pressure the FBI to drop its Watergate investigation. Russ Bynum, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2023 There has never been any question that McCarthy flat-out lied in denying the Times story, which was substantiated by a tape recording available to any human with an internet connection. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 29 Nov. 2022 Sanborn later recalled the dispute at an event to mark Hopper’s 100th birthday, in 1982, according to a tape recording made by the Historical Society of Rockland County. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2022 During the sentencing hearing, prosecutor Leslie Wright played a tape recording of Meredith talking to a parent donor who initially met with the coach to discuss the possibility of a $25,000 donation to Yale athletics. Ivy Scott, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Nov. 2022 During a lively seven-week preliminary hearing, prosecutors played a tape recording of Dederich discussing how his followers should handle lawyers such as Morantz. Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tape recording was in 1940

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“Tape recording.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20recording. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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