Tape - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |teɪp|  American pronunciation of the word tape
Brit.  |teɪp|  British pronunciation of the word tape
- a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening
- a recording made on magnetic tape (syn: taping)
- the finishing line for a foot race
- measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths
- memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information
- fasten or attach with tape
- record on videotape (syn: videotape)
- register electronically (syn: record)


His eyeglasses are held together with tape.

The show was recorded on tape.

I was listening to a tape in the car.

She stuck a tape in the VCR.

She taped a note to the refrigerator.

I taped the box shut.

The show is taped before a live audience.

He taped three copies of this note to instrument boxes.

We've got the film on tape.

I hate hearing my voice on tape.

I'll listen to the tape tomorrow.

William lent me some of his Beatles tapes.

We played a tape of African music and began dancing.

Bring me a blank tape and I'll record it for you.

Crime-scene tape marked out the position of the murdered man.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: tape
he/she/it: tapes
present participle: taping
past tense: taped
past participle: taped
singular: tape
plural: tapes
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