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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I recently learned firsthand what goes into making an independent film, but the process of recording and marketing a record are a mystery!’
    • ‘Pupils will learn recording studio tricks and produce CDs.’
    • ‘‘We're willing to accept the concept of delayed recording,’ Attaway says.’
    • ‘Gaisberg summed it up in his memoirs: ‘Caruso was the decoy that brought other hesitating celebrities to our recording studios.’’
    • ‘The recording industry has traditionally been skittish about allowing its content to be disseminated by anyone but licensed distributors.’
    • ‘In addition to fulfilling its expected practical function, the kitchen was also designed as a kind of recording studio.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It has been used for a new purpose-built dance studio, a drama suite and recording studios.’
    • ‘Astor returned to his recording studio and switched on his tape recorder.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The whole of the custody suite is covered by a video and sound recording system which captures every word or movement.’
    • ‘In the computer realm, magnetic recording is used on floppy disks, hard disks and magnetic tape as the main method for data storage.’
    • ‘How did this recording process compare to the last one?’
    • ‘DVD recording will act as a fillip to consumer PC sales.’
    • ‘The unnatural process of modern recording resulted in a soul album that went against the definition of soul.’
    • ‘These five groups were consecutively recorded using continuous recording on a time-lapse video recorder.’
    • ‘You know, most recording studios are in the grimmest of locations.’
    • ‘But it has involved parking a massive mobile recording studio outside my house for two weeks.’
    • ‘The multiple cameras allow for simultaneous recording and video, which will match data frame-by-frame.’
    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.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘It is a live recording of the last gig in Bradford on October 4 2001.’
      • ‘However, it is a live recording in front of an audience in the Wigmore Hall.’
      • ‘All the above were live broadcasts, and no recordings appear to have been made.’
      • ‘I saw him in concert about 4 years ago, and I've got a live recording from a radio show in San Francisco.’
      • ‘The sound has few of the intrusions so common on live recordings of stage performances.’
      • ‘He was an amazing writer and performer; I find the live recordings very exciting.’
      • ‘The lectures will be illustrated with recordings and live performances.’
      • ‘I have not heard either a recording, nor a live performance to match it in character.’
      • ‘We had a live recording of Sonny Rollins playing Swing Low Sweet Chariot with a band that included bagpipes and it is incredible.’
      • ‘Jenkins brought traditional music to a wide audience through her broadcasts and extensive field recordings in East and West Africa.’
      • ‘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 film brings dozens of freedom songs to the screen, drawing upon original recordings and impromptu live performances.’
      • ‘Bootleg recordings of live shows used to be of very poor quality and had to be distributed manually.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We try to send composers recordings of any performances we give of their pieces, for demo and archive purposes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The McDades have received accolades for their recordings and live performances.’
    2. 1.2 A disc or tape on which sounds or visual images have been recorded.
      • ‘I am pleased to note that sound recordings can be borrowed.’
      • ‘Early tape recordings were not easily marketable because they were also very expensive.’
      • ‘The picture quality on home recordings lags behind that of shop-bought discs, but is streets ahead of VHS.’
      • ‘This morning, the jury had requested tape recordings from a police interview made with him.’
      • ‘In late 2002 he took possession of tape recordings of a newspaper journalist interviewing Jack Roche.’
      • ‘The subpoena sought all notes and tape recordings related to his Panthers coverage.’
      • ‘He and Claudia kept in touch through letters and by sending audio tape recordings to each other.’
      • ‘This evidence, however, did not include the tape recordings and Baxley was not even aware of their existence.’
      • ‘We analyzed only what we perceived as higher quality songs from the tape recordings.’

Pronunciation

recording

/rɪˈkɔːdɪŋ/