Etymology
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long-playing (adj.)

1910, of gramophone recordings, from long (adv.) + present participle of play (v.).

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of long-playing from WordNet

long-playing (adj.)
(used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records;
Synonyms: long-play
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