Meaning of “recording” in the English Dictionary

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"recording" in British English

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uk /rɪˈkɔː.dɪŋ/ us /rɪˈkɔːr.dɪŋ/

B1 [ C ] speech, music, or moving pictures that have been recorded to be listened to or watched later:

I bought a recording of Maria Callas singing Verdi.

B2 [ U ] the process or business of storing sounds or moving pictures using electronic equipment so that they can be heard or seen later:

a recording studio

More examples

  • a digital recording
  • a live recording
  • Most of the bands that appear on the show just mime to a recording of their songs.
  • The recording has been reissued to celebrate the conductor's 80th birthday.
  • All the subtleties of the music are conveyed in this new recording.

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

"recording" in American English

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recordingnoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈkɔr·dɪŋ/

a group of sounds or pictures on a disk or tape that can be heard or seen when played in a machine

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