album

album

/ˈæɫbəm/
noun
a group of music pieces or songs recorded on a CD or tape or released on the Internet as a single item

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A-side

A-side

/ˈeɪsˈaɪd/
noun
the side of a musical record that is regarded as the main release and is more likely to be successful

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audience

audience

/ˈɑdiəns/, /ˈɔdiəns/
noun
the group of people who have assembled to watch and listen to a play, concert, etc.

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auditorium

auditorium

/ˌɔdəˈtɔɹiəm/
noun
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits

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beatbox

beatbox

/bˈiːtbɑːks/
noun
a radio, CD player, etc. that is carried around in order to play loud music, especially rap

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B-side

B-side

/bˈiːsˈaɪd/
noun
the side of a musical record that does not have the main songs

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CD

CD

/ˌsiˈdi/
noun
a small disc on which audio or other formats are recorded and could be played back by a player or computer using laser

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cd burner

cd burner

/sˌiːdˈiː bˈɜːnɚ/
noun
a piece of equipment or the software that is needed for copying sound or other information on a CD

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CD writer

CD writer

/sˌiːdˈiː ɹˈaɪɾɚ/
noun
a piece of equipment or the software that is needed for copying sound or other information on a CD

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chart

chart

/ˈtʃɑɹt/
noun
a list that ranks top pop records based on sales in a particular period

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compilation

compilation

/ˌkɑmpəˈɫeɪʃən/
noun
something such as a book, record, etc. that consists of different pieces taken from several sources

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concept album

concept album

/kˈɑːnsɛpt ˈælbəm/
noun
an album of popular music the tracks of which are unified around a particular theme or idea

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concert

concert

/ˈkɑnsɝt/, /kənˈsɝt/
noun
a public performance of music by musicians or singers

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deck

deck

/ˈdɛk/
noun
a sound system that is used for playing or recording disks or tapes

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discography

discography

/dɪˈskɔɡɹəfi/
noun
all of the records or a list of the records that have been created by a particular singer, composer or musical band

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festival

festival

/ˈfɛstəvəɫ/, /ˈfɛstɪvəɫ/
noun
a series of performances of music, plays, movies, etc., typically taking place in the same location every year

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flip side

flip side

/flˈɪp sˈaɪd/
noun
the side of a musical record that does not have the main songs; the B-side

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ghetto blaster

ghetto blaster

/ɡˈɛɾoʊ blˈæstɚ/
noun
a stereophonic radio and CD or tape player that is portable and produces a very loud sound

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headphones

headphones

/ˈhɛdˌfoʊnz/
noun
a piece of equipment with two earphones, put over the head to listen to music or voices

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hi-fi

hi-fi

/ˈhaɪˈfaɪ/
noun
a playback device that produces high-quality stereo sound

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iPod

iPod

/ˈaɪˌpɑd/
noun
an electronic device used for listening to audio files or for storing digital data

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jukebox

jukebox

/ˈdʒukˌbɑks/
noun
a machine that can play a chosen song when one inserts a coin or pays by card, found in bars, etc.

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laserdisc

laserdisc

/lˈæzɚdˌɪsk/
noun
a large disk with plastic coating on which information, such as music, video, etc., can be stored, now replaced by the DVD

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liner note

liner note

/lˈaɪnɚ nˈoʊt/
noun
the explanatory information that is printed on a paper, accompanying a CD or DVD of musical recordings

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lineup

lineup

/ˈɫaɪˌnəp/
noun
a set of TV or radio programs that are broadcast at a particular period of time

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to listen

to listen

/ˈɫɪsən/
verb
to give our attention to the sound a person or thing is making

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loudspeaker

loudspeaker

/ˈɫaʊdˌspikɝ/
noun
a piece of equipment that makes sounds louder, used for playing music, etc.

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MP3

MP3

/ˌɛmpˈiː θɹˈiː/
noun
a method of reducing the size of an audio file for easier transmission and storage; a file in this format

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MP3 player

MP3 player

/ˌɛmpˈiː θɹˈiː plˈeɪɚ/
noun
a small device used for listening to audio and MP3 files

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on shuffle

on shuffle

/ˌɑːn ʃˈʌfəl/
adverb
(of tracks on a music player or an app) played randomly

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opera house

opera house

/ˈɑːpɚɹə hˈaʊs/
noun
a theater designed for performing operas

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player

player

/ˈpɫeɪɝ/
noun
a playback device that reproduces recorded sound or video

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playlist

playlist

/ˈpɫeɪɫɪst/
noun
a set of recorded songs and pieces of music that have been selected to be broadcast on a radio station or a radio program

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radio

radio

/ˈɹeɪdiˌoʊ/
noun
programs that are broadcast on the radio

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record

record

/ˈɹɛkɝd/, /ɹəˈkɔɹd/, /ɹɪˈkɔɹd/
noun
a round, thin piece of plastic with a hole in the middle, on which music, etc. is recorded

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record player

record player

/ɹˈɛkɚd plˈeɪɚ/
noun
a playback device with a spinning turntable that tracks the record and transmits it to a loudspeaker

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to shuffle

to shuffle

/ˈʃəfəɫ/
verb
to play or arrange a set of songs randomly

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single

single

/ˈsɪŋɡəɫ/
noun
a piece of recorded music or a CD that features only one main track

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soundtrack

soundtrack

/ˈsaʊnˌtɹæk/, /ˈsaʊndˌtɹæk/
noun
a track of sound that is recorded for a motion picture, especially its musical piece

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speaker

speaker

/ˈspikɝ/
noun
equipment that converts electrical signals into sound, loud enough for public announcements, playing music, etc.

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stereo

stereo

/ˈstɛɹiˌoʊ/
noun
a sound system that plays back a recorded sound, music, etc. through two channels, producing a three-dimensional effect

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to stream

to stream

/ˈstɹim/
verb
to send an audio or video directly over the internet with an uninterrupted flow

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sound system

sound system

/sˈaʊnd sˈɪstəm/
noun
a piece of equipment used for playing recorded music, making a live performance, or turning up sound through speakers

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tape

tape

/ˈteɪp/
noun
a thin magnetic material on which a piece of music is recorded

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track

track

/ˈtɹæk/
noun
a musical piece or song recorded on a CD, tape, or vinyl record

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tracklist

tracklist

/tɹˈæklɪst/
noun
a set of musical pieces or songs listed in the same order in which they appear on a recording

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turntable

turntable

/ˈtɝnˌteɪbəɫ/
noun
the flat and circular part of a record player on which the record is placed in order to be played

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vinyl

vinyl

/ˈvaɪnəɫ/
noun
a record made of synthetic resin or plastic, used in the past before CDs became popular

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volume

volume

/ˈvɑɫjum/
noun
the amount of loudness produced by a TV, radio, etc.

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