Definition of recording in English:

recording

noun

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

    as modifier ‘a recording studio’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pupils will learn recording studio tricks and produce CDs.’
    • ‘In addition to fulfilling its expected practical function, the kitchen was also designed as a kind of recording studio.’
    • ‘In the computer realm, magnetic recording is used on floppy disks, hard disks and magnetic tape as the main method for data storage.’
    • ‘I recently learned firsthand what goes into making an independent film, but the process of recording and marketing a record are a mystery!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gaisberg summed it up in his memoirs: ‘Caruso was the decoy that brought other hesitating celebrities to our recording studios.’’
    • ‘But it has involved parking a massive mobile recording studio outside my house for two weeks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The recording industry has traditionally been skittish about allowing its content to be disseminated by anyone but licensed distributors.’
    • ‘It has been used for a new purpose-built dance studio, a drama suite and recording studios.’
    • ‘‘We're willing to accept the concept of delayed recording,’ Attaway says.’
    • ‘DVD recording will act as a fillip to consumer PC sales.’
    • ‘Astor returned to his recording studio and switched on his tape recorder.’
    • ‘The whole of the custody suite is covered by a video and sound recording system which captures every word or movement.’
    • ‘The unnatural process of modern recording resulted in a soul album that went against the definition of soul.’
    • ‘The multiple cameras allow for simultaneous recording and video, which will match data frame-by-frame.’
    • ‘How did this recording process compare to the last one?’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1count noun A recorded broadcast or performance.
      ‘a bootleg live recording’
      • ‘We had a live recording of Sonny Rollins playing Swing Low Sweet Chariot with a band that included bagpipes and it is incredible.’
      • ‘Record companies who own the copyright in these sound recordings can't or simply won't license these songs to the digital download sites.’
      • ‘The lectures will be illustrated with recordings and live performances.’
      • ‘Curiously, copyrights on films and sound recordings are given this favourable tax treatment because such material may not be copied.’
      • ‘All the above were live broadcasts, and no recordings appear to have been made.’
      • ‘The precision of his performances and his recordings had a huge effect on following generations of conductors and performers.’
      • ‘Local guidelines must be followed when any visual recordings are made of patients.’
      • ‘I remember the sound recordings of the shots and the crowd panic on an RTE radio news bulletin as clearly as though it were yesterday.’
      • ‘It can make recordings from surrounding sounds, and it can take small pictures.’
      • ‘The recordings sounded as they should, with no crackling or distortion.’
      • ‘Some provide video or voice recordings or pictures of donors as babies.’
      • ‘The soundtracks extend the analogy by their resemblances to early sound recordings.’
      • ‘Last year, the concert impresario allowed fans to access recordings of live performances from its Reading Festival.’
      • ‘The sound quality on the recordings is variable.’
      • ‘A speaker is designed to enhance the sound of a recording, and a monitor is designed to give an accurate, uncolored representation.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘Another instrument will be used to provide continuous visual recordings of information from the Ronde Island station.’
      • ‘It is a live recording of the last gig in Bradford on October 4 2001.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, after it was completed, I realised that the recording sounded dreadful, and that I definitely need a recordable CD.’
      • ‘However, it is a live recording in front of an audience in the Wigmore Hall.’
      • ‘Along the way they took recordings of the sounds of foghorns, lightships, coastguard stations and the voices of those who lived and worked there.’
      • ‘Then they were asked to put on headphones and hit the balls again while a recording of the impact sound played in their ears.’
      • ‘I have not heard either a recording, nor a live performance to match it in character.’
      • ‘These early recordings give us a reasonably accurate picture of many facets of a pianist's interpretation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The actual sound used is a recording of a baby's scream played backwards.’
      • ‘The quality of the microphones you use will also determine how good your recordings will sound.’
      • ‘Advances in technology have narrowed the gap between live performances and recordings.’
      • ‘They have now launched an appeal to the public and former staff in the hope that they have kept recordings of the live sessions.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Bootleg recordings of live shows used to be of very poor quality and had to be distributed manually.’
      • ‘Click on the relevant links to hear Spencer's sound recordings from the trip.’
      • ‘We all agree that the recording sounds better than we imagined.’
      • ‘UV light shows up on film as a bluish haze, which makes the pictures and recordings grainy and indistinct.’
      • ‘He was an amazing writer and performer; I find the live recordings very exciting.’
      • ‘While we do pay careful attention to our instrument readings and visual recordings, the tech side can only tell you so much.’
      • ‘We try to send composers recordings of any performances we give of their pieces, for demo and archive purposes.’
      • ‘Jenkins brought traditional music to a wide audience through her broadcasts and extensive field recordings in East and West Africa.’
      • ‘The film brings dozens of freedom songs to the screen, drawing upon original recordings and impromptu live performances.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The picture quality on home recordings lags behind that of shop-bought discs, but is streets ahead of VHS.’
      • ‘He and Claudia kept in touch through letters and by sending audio tape recordings to each other.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This evidence, however, did not include the tape recordings and Baxley was not even aware of their existence.’
      • ‘This morning, the jury had requested tape recordings from a police interview made with him.’
      • ‘Early tape recordings were not easily marketable because they were also very expensive.’
      • ‘In late 2002 he took possession of tape recordings of a newspaper journalist interviewing Jack Roche.’

Pronunciation

recording

/rɪˈkɔːdɪŋ/