Definition of tape hiss in English:

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tape hiss

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noun

[mass noun]
Extraneous high-frequency background noise during the playing of a tape recording.
Example sentences
  • Free of annoying background noise like tape hiss and popping, dialogue is easy to understand and the film's forgettable score remains clearly so.
  • Once hidden by analog tape hiss, the noise of vintage devices may be excessive by digital's standards, leading older gear to fall off of the ledge of acceptability.
  • Background distortions are minimal, with very few traces of tape hiss or sound pops.

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