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[ri-kawr-ding] /rɪˈkɔr dɪŋ/
the act or practice of a person or thing that records.
sound recorded on a disk or tape.
a disk or tape on which something is recorded.
Origin of recording
1300-50; Middle English (gerund); see record, -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for recordings
  • There are many recordings of the opera, and it is regularly performed.
  • It was also based on the peel recordings, with many variations from the lp.
  • However, these recordings were not made with the original orchestrations.
  • He continued composing, however, and supervised a number of recordings before his death.
  • By finishing this song, she had completed the recordings for the entire album.
  • These recordings have been released under various labels, with various artists.
  • It became possible to add more low frequency content to recordings.
  • The following list contains all major studio recordings of the opera.
  • recordings have taken place but the release date is not yet determined.
British Dictionary definitions for recordings


  1. the act or process of making a record, esp of sound on a gramophone record or magnetic tape
  2. (as modifier): recording studio, recording head
the record or tape so produced
something that has been recorded, esp a radio or television programme
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