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78

[ sev-uhn-tee-eyt ]
/ ˈsɛv ən tiˈeɪt /
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noun, plural 78s, 78's.
an early type of shellac-based phonograph record that played at 78 revolutions per minute.
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Origin of 78

First recorded in 1950–55
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How to use 78 in a sentence

  • 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.

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

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