Meaning of cassette in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈsɛt/

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  • A sealed plastic unit containing a length of audio tape, videotape, film, etc. wound on a pair of spools, for insertion into a recorder, playback device, or other machine.

    ‘This method works for any magnetic media like cassette or video tapes too.’
    • ‘Its mostly cameras, a tape recorder, cassettes, and notebooks.’
    • ‘Members can also borrow music cassettes, spoken word cassettes, videos, maps and computer software.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the program won't remove the clicks and pops from recordings of old LPs and tape hiss from recordings of cassettes.’
    • ‘Did he release a cassette of lo-fi four-track recordings?’
    • ‘The children will be collecting unwanted books, CD's, videos, cassettes and records to raise funds for Oxfam's work in Africa.’
    • ‘Same thing with compact discs; weren't records or cassettes enough?’
    • ‘A qualification which might be made of that statement is that, from the listener's viewpoint, CDs are much easier to control than vinyl records or cassettes.’
    • ‘Can MP3 really send CDs to the same dusty bin as vinyl records and cassettes?’
    • ‘Some of the stalls have devoted a good deal of space to cassettes and compact discs containing devotional music, inspirational songs and recorded discourses.’
    • ‘He had picked out several compact discs and cassettes, among other things that he'd chosen from our various racks and shelves.’
    • ‘Music companies that produced and distributed both cassettes and compact discs tended to put the blame on royalty payments and operating costs.’
    • ‘He is also an avid collector of albums - some 3,000 records, cassettes and CDs to be precise.’
    • ‘The album is a non-stop time warp to when we bid adieu to the cassette and embraced the compact disc.’
    • ‘By the early 1970s, we were voraciously recording music onto blank cassettes: LPs, concerts, tunes from the radio.’
    • ‘And then there was an extensive music collection of records, cassettes and CDs, all signed by Diana.’
    • ‘The next thing I knew, I was slipping in a cassette, and pressing record.’
    • ‘After the meeting she handed the recorder and the cassette to her brother, who passed it on to police.’
    • ‘The screen tilts down at a touch of a button to reveal slots for playing compact disks and cassettes.’
    • ‘These initial albums were released on cassettes and were of dubious sound quality, yet they transcended the format and the strength of the songs shone through.’


Late 18th century from French, diminutive of casse (see case).