[ pree-ri-kawr-did ]
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  1. recorded before being broadcast, played in an automated telephone call, made available online, etc.; not live: The final hour of the talk show was a prerecorded interview with the book’s author.The prerecorded phone messages were part of a campaign targeting younger voters.

  2. containing previously recorded information, as music, images, software, etc.: By 1986, sales of prerecorded cassette tapes had surpassed those of LPs.: Compare blank (def. 5).

Origin of prerecorded

First recorded in 1955–60; prerecord + -ed2

Words Nearby prerecorded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for prerecorded


/ (ˌpriːrɪˈkɔːdəd) /

  1. having been recorded (on tape, video, etc) beforehand: a pre-recorded message

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