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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM LPmin·i-LP, noun, plural min·i-LPs, min·i-LP's.
Other definitions for LP (2 of 2)
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How to use LP in a sentence
Triton prices the 1000/3 LP at a cool $3.15 million—inclusive of pilot training.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014|Charlie Gilbert|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My two favorite tracks on the LP are the only two that successfully avoid this middle-of-the-road approach.Robin Thicke’s ‘Paula’ Is What You Shouldn’t Do When You Get Dumped|Andrew Romano|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Earlier this week I got an advance copy of his new LP, Lazaretto; it hasn't left my earbuds since.Is Jack White the Last True Rock Star?|Andrew Romano|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After extensive touring to support their third LP, the band cut ties with Thrill Jockey.
But, midway through recording the LP, Hurricane Sandy struck and left the band rattled.Taylor Momsen on Female Sexuality and Her Transformation from ‘Gossip Girl’ to Rock Star|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lp one of the third kind, wch (it may bee), is a straunger to your Lp.
Some of the Ditmarschers, pursuing the frightened animal, exclaimed Lp, lp!
Thus they bring many of them back prisoners, and sell them in the lp.97and of Egypt and in the surrounding countries.The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela|Benjamin of Tudela
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
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 LP (3 of 3)
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