Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A relatively narrow magnetic tape used to record sound for subsequent playback.
  • n. A tape recording of sound.
  • transitive v. To record (sound) on magnetic tape: audiotaped the interview for replay on radio.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A magnetic tape that stores analog sound for later playback on a tape player.
  • n. A musician or band's demo tape.
  • n. Any of a cassette tape, eight-track tape, reel-to-reel tape, DAT, etc.
  • v. To record onto audiotape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. magnetic tape for use in recording sound.
  • n. a tape recording of sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. magnetic tape for use in recording sound
  • n. a tape recording of sound

Etymologies

audio +‎ tape (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CNN reports that Osama bin Laden’s latest audiotape is about Gaza:

    Got To Hijack | ATTACKERMAN

  • They introduced the incendiary "N" word audiotape where he used the word 41 times.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2009

  • FRIEDMAN: And they're arguing on the audiotape, which is significant.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2007

  • The Pakistani government called the audiotape ridiculous and cowardly.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2004

  • The audiotape was the third in a three-part message al-Zawahri has released about the uprisings in the two countries.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It's narrated by an audiotape, which is filled with tales of hair-raising San Francisco events -- earthquakes, fires, Alcatraz prison escapes, runaway horses, collapsing buildings -- but nothing bad about the bridge, which is good, since your little tour boat passes right under it.

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  • (on camera): The audiotape is the best indication yet of who is holding Alan Johnston, but it falls far short of what hostage negotiators call proof of life, solid evidence that a captive is, indeed, alive. (voice over): The BBC is looking on the bright side.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2007

  • BLITZER: Is there still this notion -- there used to be, and I wonder if it still something that U.S. analysts look for, sort of hidden messages, coded words he's giving his followers to do certain things that might come across in this kind of audiotape?

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2006

  • British interest, this kind of audiotape, which I assume will have some sort of audience out there?

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2003

  • And second, it's an audiotape, meaning we don't know who is really speaking, and that begs the obvious question.

    CNN Transcript Oct 7, 2002

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