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’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Forget the radio edit, go for the full length version every time.’
    • ‘Now that's a big big tune (even its radio edit).’
    • ‘A possible gripe is that many songs appear as radio edits.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The English release of this album has the radio edit of "The Light" tacked on after the last track.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, with all the necessary radio edits, the butchered song cut out like a cell phone conversation in a subway tunnel.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We have brilliant 9 minute rock songs reduced to a 3:30 radio edit.’
    • ‘Her music sounds distinctly different live than it does on her prerecorded radio edits.’
    • ‘But what's intriguing me is the radio edit as Radio 1 seems to have two.’
    • ‘The only major thing that makes this disc stand out from the others is that there are selected radio edits.’
    • ‘We have the radio edit, the Brian Eno remix, and the Ladytron remix for you to listen to.’
    • ‘This really is a conceptual album that's best viewed as a whole, rather then dissected into edible three-minute radio edits.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’