Disc - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪsk|  American pronunciation of the word disc
Brit.  |dɪsk|  British pronunciation of the word disc


- sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove (syn: disk, platter, record)
- something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate (syn: disk, saucer)
- (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored (syn: disk)
- a flat circular plate (syn: disk)


I had slipped a disc and was frozen in a spasm of pain.

The report form is available on disc from Personnel.

He retired early because of a slipped disc (=one that has moved out of its correct place).

The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.

The pain was caused by a protrusion of a disc in his lower back.

He took the compact disc from her, then fed it into the player.

A laser is used to etch a pattern in the smooth surface of the disc.

These radio disc jockeys accepted payola to play particular songs.

The disc jockey, or DJ, who provides the vocal connection between records.

The Beatles cut their first disc in 1962.

The level sea, like a pale blue disc netted in silver lace.

Laser disc technology is about to make the filing cabinet obsolete.

Word forms

singular: disc
plural: discs
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