One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A gramophone record used to demonstrate the capabilities of a piece of hi-fi equipment, or of the type of record itself (now rare).
2A recording made to demonstrate or display the abilities of a singer, musician, or group, or to promote a new song, style of music, etc., especially to record companies, disc jockeys, and agents.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Washington Post.
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