Definition of recording in English:

recording

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action or process of recording sound or a performance for subsequent reproduction or broadcast.

    [as modifier] ‘a recording studio’
    • ‘These five groups were consecutively recorded using continuous recording on a time-lapse video recorder.’
    • ‘The multiple cameras allow for simultaneous recording and video, which will match data frame-by-frame.’
    • ‘You know, most recording studios are in the grimmest of locations.’
    • ‘Astor returned to his recording studio and switched on his tape recorder.’
    • ‘It has been used for a new purpose-built dance studio, a drama suite and recording studios.’
    • ‘The two winners are being flown over to London this month to attend the studio recording of their plays, which will then be broadcast on BBC World Service in November this year.’
    • ‘So, I'll return to the dance and recording studios, work on my piano and music degree, and not for one second consider giving up.’
    • ‘The recording industry has traditionally been skittish about allowing its content to be disseminated by anyone but licensed distributors.’
    • ‘Gaisberg summed it up in his memoirs: ‘Caruso was the decoy that brought other hesitating celebrities to our recording studios.’’
    • ‘I recently learned firsthand what goes into making an independent film, but the process of recording and marketing a record are a mystery!’
    • ‘But it has involved parking a massive mobile recording studio outside my house for two weeks.’
    • ‘In the computer realm, magnetic recording is used on floppy disks, hard disks and magnetic tape as the main method for data storage.’
    • ‘‘We're willing to accept the concept of delayed recording,’ Attaway says.’
    • ‘In addition to fulfilling its expected practical function, the kitchen was also designed as a kind of recording studio.’
    • ‘The whole of the custody suite is covered by a video and sound recording system which captures every word or movement.’
    • ‘This program could be especially handy for students, who could use it not just to take class notes but also to capture entire lectures with a built-in audio recording feature.’
    • ‘DVD recording will act as a fillip to consumer PC sales.’
    • ‘How did this recording process compare to the last one?’
    • ‘Pupils will learn recording studio tricks and produce CDs.’
    • ‘The unnatural process of modern recording resulted in a soul album that went against the definition of soul.’
    1. 1.1[count noun]A recorded broadcast or performance.
      ‘a bootleg live recording’
      • ‘Last year, the concert impresario allowed fans to access recordings of live performances from its Reading Festival.’
      • ‘It is a live recording of the last gig in Bradford on October 4 2001.’
      • ‘Bootleg recordings of live shows used to be of very poor quality and had to be distributed manually.’
      • ‘All the above were live broadcasts, and no recordings appear to have been made.’
      • ‘However, it is a live recording in front of an audience in the Wigmore Hall.’
      • ‘I saw him in concert about 4 years ago, and I've got a live recording from a radio show in San Francisco.’
      • ‘Surely it wouldn't have taken much savvy to have realised that the best way to experience the essence of her work was to show a recording of perhaps four performances in a darkened room?’
      • ‘Advances in technology have narrowed the gap between live performances and recordings.’
      • ‘The precision of his performances and his recordings had a huge effect on following generations of conductors and performers.’
      • ‘They have now launched an appeal to the public and former staff in the hope that they have kept recordings of the live sessions.’
      • ‘The sound has few of the intrusions so common on live recordings of stage performances.’
      • ‘The film brings dozens of freedom songs to the screen, drawing upon original recordings and impromptu live performances.’
      • ‘Jenkins brought traditional music to a wide audience through her broadcasts and extensive field recordings in East and West Africa.’
      • ‘When the Belgian national team met up ahead of last Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Latvia, they watched a recording of Scotland's performance in Riga.’
      • ‘He was an amazing writer and performer; I find the live recordings very exciting.’
      • ‘The McDades have received accolades for their recordings and live performances.’
      • ‘We had a live recording of Sonny Rollins playing Swing Low Sweet Chariot with a band that included bagpipes and it is incredible.’
      • ‘I have not heard either a recording, nor a live performance to match it in character.’
      • ‘We try to send composers recordings of any performances we give of their pieces, for demo and archive purposes.’
      • ‘The lectures will be illustrated with recordings and live performances.’
    2. 1.2A disc or tape on which sounds or visual images have been recorded.
      • ‘The picture quality on home recordings lags behind that of shop-bought discs, but is streets ahead of VHS.’
      • ‘In late 2002 he took possession of tape recordings of a newspaper journalist interviewing Jack Roche.’
      • ‘This morning, the jury had requested tape recordings from a police interview made with him.’
      • ‘This evidence, however, did not include the tape recordings and Baxley was not even aware of their existence.’
      • ‘I am pleased to note that sound recordings can be borrowed.’
      • ‘He and Claudia kept in touch through letters and by sending audio tape recordings to each other.’
      • ‘Early tape recordings were not easily marketable because they were also very expensive.’
      • ‘The subpoena sought all notes and tape recordings related to his Panthers coverage.’
      • ‘We analyzed only what we perceived as higher quality songs from the tape recordings.’

Pronunciation:

recording

/rɪˈkɔːdɪŋ/