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playlist Line breaks: play|list
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪlɪst/

Definition of playlist in English:


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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