Definition of broken record in English:

broken record

Syllabification: bro·ken rec·ord
(British also stuck record)


Used, especially in similes, to refer to a person’s constant and annoying repetition of a particular statement or opinion: at the risk of sounding like a broken record, let me repeat: it will be difficult to do well without attending classes regularly
More example sentences
  • All I got was a stuck record that repeated my misdemeanours in a tone of voice that left me in no doubt as to the dubiousness of my credentials, pedigree and character.
  • At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, please check the status of your smoke alarms.
  • All the mainstream political parties have been playing the same stuck record for 40 years: More police, tougher penalties.


1940s: with reference to a scratched phonograph record that sticks at a particular point when played and constantly repeats the same passage.

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