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long-playing

[lawng-pley-ing, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈpleɪ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to microgroove records devised to be played at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples from the web for long-playing
  • long-playing records did not make live concerts obsolete.
  • The more long-playing the tape, the thinner the tape stock.
  • One is reminded of the pragmatists' disdain for long-playing records when compact disks arrived.
  • Operations were cut back, and experimentation began with long-playing records.
British Dictionary definitions for long-playing

long-playing

adjective
1.
of or relating to an LP (long-playing record)
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Word Origin and History for long-playing
adj.

1910, of recordings, from long (adj.) + present participle of play (v.).

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