Share this entry

Share this page

tape hiss

Line breaks: tape hiss

Definition of tape hiss in English:

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.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs