tape recorder


noun

an electrical device for recording or playing back sound, video, or data on magnetic tape.

Origin of tape recorder

First recorded in 1940–45
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tape recorder


noun

an electrical device used for recording sounds on magnetic tape and usually also for reproducing them, consisting of a tape deck and one or more amplifiers and loudspeakers
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