Definition of "recorder" []

  • One, such as a tape recorder, that makes recordings or records. (noun)
  • Law A judge who has criminal jurisdiction in a city. (noun)
  • Music A flute with eight finger holes and a whistlelike mouthpiece. (noun)
  • A person who records, such as an official or historian (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A thing that records, esp an apparatus that provides a permanent record of experiments, etc (noun)
  • A wind instrument of the flute family, blown through a fipple in the mouth end, having a reedlike quality of tone. There are four usual sizes: bass, tenor, treble, and descant (noun)
  • (in England and Wales) a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing appointed to sit as a part-time judge in the crown court (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "recorder" in a sentence
  • "Is there an FOIA for Nuse's emails and the minutes, because a tape recorder is the only thing that can cause that man to tell the truth."
  • "Shaped like a normal pen and not weighing much more, the Livescribe has a built-in recorder for storing voice recordings on its internal memory."
  • "As a working journalist, a voice recorder is an essential tool of the trade for recording interviews and conference presentations."