Definition of CD-ROM in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsēdēˈräm/


A compact disc used as a read-only optical memory device for a computer system.
Example sentences
  • These can then be published via standalone CD-ROMs, floppy disks, and screensavers or published in web format.
  • A ‘retro’ virus which spreads by floppy disks and CD-ROMs is spreading across Scandinavia.
  • The FBI tells us it saved the world by seizing ‘floppy disks, CD-ROMs and other related equipment’.


1980s: acronym from compact disc read-only memory.

Words that rhyme with CD-ROM

aplomb, bomb, bombe, dom, from, glom, mom, pom, prom, Rom, shalom, Somme, therefrom, Thom, tom, wherefrom

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Syllabification: CD-ROM

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