- a phonograph record played at 33 1/3 r.p.m.; long-playing record.
- long primer.
- low pressure.
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Then they reconnected a few years later and finished off the LP.The Inside Story of Johnny Cash’s Legendary Lost LP, ‘Out Among the Stars’
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Thus they bring many of them back prisoners, and sell them in the lp.97and of Egypt and in the surrounding countries.The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela
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Some of the Ditmarschers, pursuing the frightened animal, exclaimed Lp, lp!
- a long-playing gramophone record: usually one 12 inches (30 cm) or 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter, designed to rotate at 33 1/3 revolutions per minuteCompare EP
- (as modifier)an LP sleeve
- long play: a slow-recording facility on a VCR which allows twice the length of material to be recorded on a tape from that of standard play
- (in Britain) Lord Provost
- Also: lp low pressure
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Word Origin and History for lp
1948, abbreviation of long-playing phonograph record.
The most revolutionary development to hit the recording industry since the invention of the automatic changer is the Long Playing record, which can hold an entire 45-minute symphony or musical-comedy score on a single 12-inch disk. ... The disks, released a few weeks ago by Columbia Records and made of Vinylite, have phenomenally narrow grooves (.003 of an inch). They are played at less than half the speed of the standard old-style records. ["Life" magazine, July 26, 1948]
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