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.
- 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.
- 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.
Definition of long-playing in:
- US English dictionary