Definition of twelve-inch single in English:

twelve-inch single


  • A record 12 inches in diameter, played at 45 rpm and typically featuring an extended or alternative version of a particular track.

    • ‘Also included on a second disc is a fairly inconsequential compilation of twelve-inch remixes that add little to the overall package - most are simply longer versions of the songs on the first disc.’
    • ‘The first four tracks on the album are taken from an upcoming twelve-inch EP of the same name.’
    • ‘The dance tracks were previously released as twelve-inch singles geared toward the DJ set.’