Definition of radio edit in English:

radio edit


  • A modified or shortened version of a song that is suitable for broadcasting.

    ‘if a record has risqué content, it's de rigueur for a record label to create a radio edit with the expletives deleted’
    • ‘However, with all the necessary radio edits, the butchered song cut out like a cell phone conversation in a subway tunnel.’
    • ‘But it's six minutes long, illustrating a downside of home-taped music: These guys don't make radio edits.’
    • ‘The radio edit offers a more compact version of the same track.’
    • ‘Her music sounds distinctly different live than it does on her prerecorded radio edits.’
    • ‘A possible gripe is that many songs appear as radio edits.’
    • ‘Sure, most of the "new versions" of classics are really lame radio edits, but you'll also get a few rarities on both the album and - coolest of all marketing devices - the bonus disc.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, a single with 5 tracks on it usually ends up being the radio edit of the song in question, the album version, a live version, and a few remixes.’
    • ‘It's a radio edit so the naughty words are bleeped out, but it was all I had handy on the computer so it will have to do!’
    • ‘This really is a conceptual album that's best viewed as a whole, rather then dissected into edible three-minute radio edits.’
    • ‘Now that's a big big tune (even its radio edit).’
    • ‘We have brilliant 9 minute rock songs reduced to a 3:30 radio edit.’
    • ‘The only major thing that makes this disc stand out from the others is that there are selected radio edits.’
    • ‘Forget the radio edit, go for the full length version every time.’
    • ‘The English release of this album has the radio edit of "The Light" tacked on after the last track.’
    • ‘At just 30 minutes of playing time this is really only a mini-album with six tracks and a radio edit version of the title song.’
    • ‘We have the radio edit, the Brian Eno remix, and the Ladytron remix for you to listen to.’
    • ‘But what's intriguing me is the radio edit as Radio 1 seems to have two.’
    • ‘Rather than inserting a bleep to make absolutely certain that the listener knows some sort of swear has been edited out, radio edits either mute the word entirely or mute right before the first vowel comes along.’