Definition of tape recorder in English:

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tape recorder

Pronunciation: /ˈtāp rəˌkôrdər/


An apparatus for recording sounds on magnetic tape and later reproducing them.
Example sentences
  • The output was recorded on a stereo tape recorder, and they listened in with earphones.
  • Next you will want to get some cables to connect up your tape recorder and other audio equipment.
  • When my tape recorder broke down, she knew who had a tape recorder and offered to borrow it for me.



Pronunciation: /ˈtāprəˌkôrd/
Example sentences
  • The speech of the subjects, teachers and peers was tape-recorded through a wireless microphone attached to the subjects.
  • All interviews were tape-recorded, but participants could have the recorder turned off at any time.
  • The governor himself was tape-recorded in one meeting with a principal in a fundraising scandal using the word ‘Machiavelli,’ which prosecutors say was a code word for a bribery scheme.

tape recording

Pronunciation: /ˈtāp rəˌkôrdiNG/
Example sentences
  • Some churches employ microphones, tape recording, CCTV, or overhead projectors, while others avoid such devices.
  • Clearly, the transcript of the tape recording, and the tape recording itself, were evidence that buttressed and supported the Crown's case under count two.
  • If you are whingeing about noisy, unhygienic, unsafe hotels and self-catering accommodation, make a video or tape recording and take photographs of the problems.

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Syllabification: tape re·cord·er

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