What does recorder mean?

Definitions for recorder
rɪˈkɔr dərrecorder

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recorder, recording equipment, recording machine(noun)

    equipment for making records

  2. registrar, record-keeper, recorder(noun)

    someone responsible for keeping records

  3. recorder(noun)

    a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs

  4. fipple flute, fipple pipe, recorder, vertical flute(noun)

    a tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recorder(noun)

    one who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions

  2. Recorder(noun)

    the title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the chief justice of an East Indian settlement. The Recorder of London is judge of the Lord Mayor's Court, and one of the commissioners of the Central Criminal Court

  3. Recorder(noun)

    a kind of wind instrument resembling the flageolet


  1. recorder

    The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes—whistle-like instruments which include the tin whistle. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a wooden plug, known as a block or fipple. It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand. The bore of the recorder is tapered slightly, being widest at the mouthpiece end and narrowest towards the foot on Baroque recorders, or flared almost like a trumpet at the bottom on Renaissance instruments. Recorders can be made out of wood, plastic or ivory. The recorder was popular in medieval times through the baroque era, but declined in the 18th century in favour of orchestral woodwind instruments, such as the flute, oboe, and clarinet. During its heyday, the recorder was traditionally associated with pastoral scenes, miraculous events, funerals, marriages and amorous scenes. Images of recorders can be found in literature and artwork associated with all of these. Purcell, Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi used the recorder to suggest shepherds and imitate birds in their music, a theme that continued in 20th-century music.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Recorder

    an English law official, the chief Judicial officer of a city or borough; discharges the functions of judge at the Quarter-Sessions of his district; must be a barrister of at least five years' standing; is appointed by the Crown, but paid by the local authority; is debarred from sitting on the licensing bench, but is not withheld from practising at the bar; the sheriff in Scotland is a similar official.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. recorder

    One who keeps a record; specifically, the officer who registers the proceedings of a board or minor court.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recorder' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3178

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recorder' in Nouns Frequency: #2667

Anagrams for recorder »

  1. Re-record

  2. Rerecord

How to pronounce recorder?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recorder in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recorder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of recorder in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    Don't let your life be a tape recorder of the misery of the past. You can do nothing about the past.

  2. RVM:

    Don't let your life be a tape recorder of the misery of the past. You can do nothing about the past. -RVM

  3. Robert Simso:

    We of course stand by all the quotes in the story, i always use a tape recorder in interviews, and this time was no exception.

  4. Benjamin Crump:

    Without that tape recorder, he (Raja) would have lied and his proclamation that he was standing his ground would have reigned supreme.

  5. The BEA:

    The voice recorder tells you a lot about operations and the state of awareness of pilots. But it won't tell you the rudder or engine settings, for example.

Images & Illustrations of recorder

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  • blokfluitAfrikaans
  • مسجلArabic
  • zobcová flétnaCzech
  • blokfløjteDanish
  • Rekorder, BlockflöteGerman
  • καταγραφέας, εγγραφέας, φλογέρα, αρχειοφύλαξGreek
  • bekflutoEsperanto
  • grabadora, flauta dulce, registrador, juez municipal, grabador, escribienteSpanish
  • plokkflöötEstonian
  • kihlakunnantuomari, tallennin, nokkahuilu, levyttäjä, nauhuriFinnish
  • enregistreur, flûte à becFrench
  • taifeadánIrish
  • flauta, blokkflautaIcelandic
  • flauto, registratoreItalian
  • レコーダーJapanese
  • blokfløjteKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • tibia rectaLatin
  • blokfluitDutch
  • flauta docePortuguese
  • видеомагнитофон, архивариус, магнитофон, рекордер, протоколист, самопишущий прибор, регистраторRussian
  • inspelningsassistent, ljudtekniker, bandspelare, blockflöjt, fickminne, inspelningsapparaturSwedish

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