Definition of playlist in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪlɪst


  • 1A list of recorded songs or pieces of music chosen to be broadcast on a radio show or by a particular radio station: the station is confident that the new playlists will please listeners
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    • Marketing/promotion decisions, image-creation, and radio station playlists are all built around how artists and their music are perceived.
    • In a few weeks it'll no doubt be populating radio station playlists everywhere and will be impossible to escape.
    • Did you actually think that there's someone employed to painstakingly think up playlists for radio stations and write them up by hand or something?
  • 1.1A list of digital files to be played on a portable media player, computer, etc.: you can stream tracks or save playlists to your phone to listen offline
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    • You can manipulate the music in the playlist, or in individual albums, as if they were all one massive CD.
    • Being a beta program, it doesn't provide a graphical user interface (GUI) for creating and manipulating playlists.
    • Playlists are managed by creating a text file that contains the full path to all the MP3s you want to play.


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  • Place (a song or piece of music) on a playlist: he was furious when they declined to playlist his hit (as noun playlisting) playlisting can be a significant factor in any record’s career
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    • When your track is instantly playlisted by the big guns it's only a matter of time before you have a hot summer smash on your hands.
    • BBC Radio 2 is to increase its live music output, launch a major new songwriting initiative and give artists greater support by playlisting albums.
    • Modern versions of this kind of studio could allow various sound and video clips to be playlisted and cued in manually.

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