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long-playing

[lawng-pley-ing, long-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to microgroove records devised to be played at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.
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Origin of long-playing

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for long-playing

long-playing

adjective
  1. of or relating to an LP (long-playing record)
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Word Origin and History for long-playing

adj.

1910, of recordings, from long (adj.) + present participle of play (v.).

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