Dictionary.com

78

[ sev-uhn-tee-eyt ]
/ ˈsɛv ən tiˈeɪt /
Save This Word!

noun, plural 78s, 78's.

an early type of shellac-based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of 78

First recorded in 1950–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
  • He cared to be read by all-78- classes of the people rather than to be praised by pedants for the purity of his language.

  • The Reverend Jopling Baynes was a clergyman-78- of the evasive type with a quite distinguished voice.

    Marriage|H. G. Wells
  • That small city was the capital of Montefeltro, although-78- this honour has been claimed for Penna di Billi.

Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!