- a vinyl phonograph record played at 33 1/3 rpm and typically containing seven or more tracks, or one or more long classical pieces.
- a full-length music album, typically comprised of ten to twelve songs: called LP as an evolution of the traditional long-playing record, albums in other formats are not known by the underlying expanded form, and identified only by the abbreviation.
OTHER WORDS FROM LPmin·i-LP, noun, plural min·i-LPs, min·i-LP's.
Other definitions for LP (2 of 2)
How to use LP in a sentence
Only the L, K, and A of the old sign remain stuck to the side of the office.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway|Nina Strochlic|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John L. Smith is a columnist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I try to call him to say l agree it's better to stay in Los Angeles after all.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My immediate chief was a Lieutenant Colonel Verne L. Bowers, clearly picked out by Eisenhower as a highly talented staff officer.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk|Clive Irving|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps it will be newly elected Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.The GOP Senate: A New Utopia Dawns|P. J. O’Rourke|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.
Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.
Smith's method usually gives good results, as does also the more simple method of Hiss (p. 263).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
De secretis operibus artis et naturae, et de nullitate magiae, p. 533 (Brewer).The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
He sympathized with that movement which, during his childhood, culminated in the Cavite Conspiracy (vide p. 106).
British Dictionary definitions for LP (1 of 3)
- 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