Definition of cassette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈset//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈset//
    Producing music, Listening to music
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  1. 1a small flat plastic case containing tape for playing or recording music or sound a cassette recorder/player available on cassette a video cassette (= for recording sound and pictures) See related entries: Producing music, Listening to music
  2. 2a plastic case containing film that can be put into a camera
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, diminutive of casse, chasse, from Latin capsa, related to capere ‘to hold’.Extra examples He inserted a cassette into the machine. I’ve got it on cassette. She put on a U2 cassette. a set of four course books, each with an accompanying cassette
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cassette