Definition of audiotape in English:

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audiotape

Pronunciation: /ˈôdēōˌtāp/

noun

1Magnetic tape on which sound can be recorded.
Example sentences
  • Persons chosen for interviews were asked if they had time to participate in research on student loan default characteristics and for permission to record the interview on audio tape.
  • The senior category is for 13 to 18 year olds who should submit a two minute report recorded on audio tape or CD commentating on a sporting event in Northern Ireland.
  • Discussions were recorded on audio tape, and the recorder made annotations to indicate which student was speaking.
1.1A length of this, typically in the form of a cassette.
Example sentences
  • You may own some eight-track audio tapes or Beta video cassettes that you can no longer play.
  • Visitors can hire an audio tape recalling tales of the servants who have served at Harewood.
  • Hewitt has obtained an audio tape of Kerry's testimony, and has already played it in its entirety on his radio show.

verb

[with object]
Record (sound) on tape: each interview was audiotaped and transcribed
More example sentences
  • All interactions with the pharmacists were audiotaped using a small tape recorder concealed by the pseudo-patient.
  • The interviews were audiotaped and the tapes were transcribed verbatim.
  • The interviews and consultations were audiotaped and transcribed.

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Syllabification: au·di·o·tape

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