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playlist

[pley-list] /ˈpleɪˌlɪst/
noun
1.
a list of the recordings to be played on the radio during a particular program or time period, often including their sequence, duration, etc.
2.
Digital Technology. an electronic file containing a list of audio or video files that can be played back on an MP3 player or other media player in a particular sequence:
to create an iPod playlist.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; play + list1
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British Dictionary definitions for play-list

playlist

/ˈpleɪˌlɪst/
noun
1.
a list of records chosen for playing, as on a radio station
2.
a list of tracks to be played in a particular order on an MP3 player or CD player
verb
3.
(transitive) to put (a song or record) on a playlist
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Word Origin and History for play-list
n.

also playlist, 1975 in the radio station sense, from play (v.) + list (n.).

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