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



    BrE BrE//ˈvaɪnl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪnl//
    [uncountable] Producing music, Listening to music
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  1. 1a strong plastic that can bend easily, used for making wall, floor and furniture coverings, book covers, and, especially in the past, records
  2. 2records made of vinyl, in contrast to CDs My dad had to buy CDs of all the albums he already owned on vinyl. See related entries: Producing music, Listening to music
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Latin vinum ‘wine’ + -yl.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vinyl