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A phonograph record twelve inches in diameter and played at 45 rpm, especially one that features an extended or alternative version of a particular track on one or both sides.
- ‘The dance tracks were previously released as twelve-inch singles geared toward the DJ set.’
- ‘Now, in the safety of the apartment, the other records are put aside while the twelve-inch is plopped on mom's turntable for instant-gratification hilarity.’
- ‘Released on a twelve-inch, the six untitled tracks that comprise Part Two are primed and cut for clubs, recalling the intoxicating pounding excesses of Squarepusher's Big Loada.’
- ‘The Sugar Hill Records twelve-inch in its generic sleeve is bagged with their other purchases.’
- ‘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.’
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