Definition of pre-record in English:



  • 1 Record (sound or film) in advance.

    ‘a pre-recorded talk’
    • ‘The event would have appeared no different to TV viewers had it been pre-recorded at Labour headquarters.’
    • ‘In addition to a large symphony orchestra, Orion included a sampler part where pre-recorded sounds were incorporated into the piece.’
    • ‘From 1969, the programme becomes live and studio based, rather than being pre-recorded at the ground of the featured match, and there were now two games seen each week.’
    • ‘No-one wants to get into a situation where every show is pre-recorded and every comment - no matter how frivolous - is being scrutinised by a team of lawyers.’
    • ‘This was the first film for which pre-recorded songs were released.’
    • ‘Where interaction is not a priority, programmes may be pre-recorded.’
    • ‘The only entry requirement is that their announcements must be pre-recorded - no live material is allowed.’
    • ‘When coupled with the common knowledge that the music in film musicals has been pre-recorded, the lack of impressive, cohesive dance routines becomes a real blotch on the performances.’
    • ‘However, unlike other Question Time broadcasts, which are usually pre-recorded and then edited, last Thursday's show went out live.’
    • ‘We're not pre-recording the music and lip-synching to it.’
    • ‘She lip-synched, but the track was pre-recorded, and she was singing!’
    • ‘Filming has been cancelled but the show is pre-recorded and will continue its current run until July.’
    • ‘Streaming video can bring live events, pre-recorded visual messages and the power of video to browsers and constituents anywhere.’
    • ‘He was passionately committed to the use of live as opposed to pre-recorded music and looked upon it as an independent structure that should be created in the same span of time that the dance itself was being designed.’
    • ‘‘Most people know the draw is pre-recorded,’ a spokesperson said.’
    • ‘The use of equipment for viewing pre-recorded videos or for that matter as a monitor for a game playing computer does not and never has required television licence cover.’
    • ‘The finalists were also given the chance to really show what they could do in an individual pre-recorded one-hour programme, which went on air from midnight on Sunday 23 October.’
    • ‘My newest one (I have two) has two tuners so I can record one show while watching another show live, or I can record two shows at once while watching a third show that has been pre-recorded.’
    • ‘A licence is not needed if the equipment is only used for closed circuit monitoring, for watching pre-recorded videos, or as a computer monitor.’
    • ‘They will include pre-recorded items such as text, still images, video clips and digital sound files.’
    1. 1.1Record sound on (a tape) beforehand.
      ‘pre-recorded digital audiotapes’
      • ‘This is shown clearly in Figure 3, which depicts the shipments of blank and pre-recorded video tapes.’
      • ‘It would have helped the band immensely trying to play these songs on stage instead of messing about with pre-recorded backing tapes.’
      • ‘A ‘violinist-actor’ competes with a pre-recorded tape of himself, and also records and plays himself back in concert.’
      • ‘Tonight's performance includes some older works, a preview of two new pieces and a stack of pre-recorded tapes and samples.’
      • ‘The French department used an audiovisual course based around pre-recorded open reel tapes and a stills projector, another electrical gadget from a bygone age.’
      • ‘But I noticed in passing that they never use the VCR for anything but playing pre-recorded tapes, because they can't work out how to programme the thing.’
      • ‘Such a concept has its limitations, not least because the pre-recorded tape could obviously not adapt itself in performance to any momentary inflections from the live players.’
      • ‘However, you don't need a licence if the equipment is not connected to an aerial, satellite receiver or cable and you only use it to watch pre-recorded tapes.’
      • ‘This tape had been pre-recorded, and the General knew his men to a fault.’
      • ‘The rest of the band put on competent performances, but were hampered by having to play along with extensive pre-recorded tapes, preventing any spontaneity or alternative readings of material.’
      • ‘You could also use specific relaxation techniques such as meditation, or pre-recorded relaxation tapes.’
      • ‘He switches from the intense concentration required to carry out a live interview over a scratchy satellite phone line to giggling with his colleague whenever there is a pre-recorded tape playing.’
      • ‘And the museum will operate a temporary digital planetarium with pre-recorded and live commentary from December 6.’