long playing; long play:
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.
- min·i-LP, noun, plural min·i-LPs, min·i-LP's.
Other definitions for L.P. (2 of 2)
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How to use LP in a sentence
There was nothing in the pockets of the overcoat, but inside the hat he found pasted the initials L. P.Dope | Sax Rohmer
There is a story that Muggins the Elder was made a baronet for having lent money to a R-y-l p-rs-n-ge.The Book of Snobs | William Makepeace Thackeray
He also read the initials inside a hat lying on the grass: "L. P."The Golden Triangle | Maurice Leblanc
"M-o-t-o-r s-m-a-s-h o-n r-o-a-d h-e-l-p c-o-p-s," he spelled out.The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp | Thornton W. Burgess
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 minute: Compare 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
British Dictionary definitions for LP (2 of 3)
(in Britain) Lord Provost
Also: lp low pressure
British Dictionary definitions for L/P (3 of 3)
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