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Definition of long-playing in English:


(Of a record) about 30 cm in diameter and designed to rotate at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute: a long-playing record
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  • Landowska, Tureck, Gould, and the long-playing record, I believe, did much to bring this monument to public attention.
  • The high price of long-playing gramophone records, and the huge quantity of them being issued, meant that many enthusiasts could not buy all the records they wanted.
  • They quickly became the de facto world standard recorded-music carrier, and long-playing records and pre-recorded cassettes were discontinued in all but specialized markets within seven years.


Pronunciation: /ˈlɒŋpleɪə/
Example sentences
  • It is arguably the most cheerfully upbeat and best long-player of their career, brimming with a sunshine energy that brings a welcome ray of warmth into an otherwise cold, bleak winter.
  • Without question, they are uplifting affairs, and come without much of the preachy pretensions of the Polyphonic's latest long-player.
  • If anything, the opening songs on the long-player are stronger than some of the later offerings, demonstrating a little more musical ambition and drawing on a lot of different styles and instruments.
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