Definition of radio edit in US English:

radio edit

noun

  • A modified or shortened version of a song that is suitable for broadcasting.

    ‘the Amazon track listing just says 'radio edit,' so who knows what you'll get’
    • ‘But what's intriguing me is the radio edit as Radio 1 seems to have two.’
    • ‘The radio edit offers a more compact version of the same track.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, a single with 5 tracks on it usually ends up being the radio edit of the song in question, the album version, a live version, and a few remixes.’
    • ‘Her music sounds distinctly different live than it does on her prerecorded radio edits.’
    • ‘We have the radio edit, the Brian Eno remix, and the Ladytron remix for you to listen to.’
    • ‘Forget the radio edit, go for the full length version every time.’
    • ‘Now that's a big big tune (even its radio edit).’
    • ‘However, with all the necessary radio edits, the butchered song cut out like a cell phone conversation in a subway tunnel.’
    • ‘It's a radio edit so the naughty words are bleeped out, but it was all I had handy on the computer so it will have to do!’
    • ‘But it's six minutes long, illustrating a downside of home-taped music: These guys don't make radio edits.’
    • ‘A possible gripe is that many songs appear as radio edits.’
    • ‘This really is a conceptual album that's best viewed as a whole, rather then dissected into edible three-minute radio edits.’
    • ‘The only major thing that makes this disc stand out from the others is that there are selected radio edits.’
    • ‘At just 30 minutes of playing time this is really only a mini-album with six tracks and a radio edit version of the title song.’
    • ‘Sure, most of the "new versions" of classics are really lame radio edits, but you'll also get a few rarities on both the album and - coolest of all marketing devices - the bonus disc.’
    • ‘The English release of this album has the radio edit of "The Light" tacked on after the last track.’
    • ‘We have brilliant 9 minute rock songs reduced to a 3:30 radio edit.’
    • ‘Rather than inserting a bleep to make absolutely certain that the listener knows some sort of swear has been edited out, radio edits either mute the word entirely or mute right before the first vowel comes along.’