Meaning of “cassette” in the English Dictionary

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"cassette" in British English

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cassettenoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈset/ us /kəˈset/

a flat rectangular device containing a very long strip of magnetic material that is used to record sound and/or pictures, or a machine that uses such devices:

a video cassette
an audio cassette

More examples

  • He inserted the cassette and pressed the 'play' button.
  • Do you mean an audio cassette or a video cassette?
  • The course books are accompanied by four cassettes.
  • Dan loves to get cassettes from the library and listen to his favourite books.
  • Your tape deck has chewed up my cassette! It's ruined!

(Definition of “cassette” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cassette" in American English

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cassettenoun [ C ]

us /kəˈset/

a flat, rectangular device containing a very long strip of magnetic material that is used to record sound or pictures; an audiocassette or videocassette:

He listens to cassettes, CDs, even vinyl records.
Insert the cassette and press play.

(Definition of “cassette” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)