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Meaning of "B-side" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF B-SIDE

B-side play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF B-SIDE

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B-Side is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES B-SIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

A-side and B-side

The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78 and 45 rpm gramophone records, whether singles or extended plays. The A-side usually featured the recording that the artist, record producer, or the record company intended to receive the initial promotional effort and then receive radio airplay, hopefully, to become a "hit" record. The B-side is a secondary recording that has a history of its own: some artists, notably Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Oasis, released B-sides that were considered as strong as the A-side and became hits in their own right. Creedence Clearwater Revival had hits, usually unintentionally, with both the B-sides of their A-side releases. Others took the opposite track: producer Phil Spector was notorious for recording throwaway songs, often on-the-spot instrumentals, that were so weak that no one would confuse them with the A-side. With this practice, Spector was assured that airplay was focused on the side he wanted to be the hit side. Contemporary pop charts such as Billboard's Hot 100 are based on radio play and digital downloads, which do not have “sides” so the terms are becoming antiquated.

Definition of B-side in the English dictionary

The definition of B-side in the dictionary is the less important side of a gramophone record Also called: flip side.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE B-SIDE

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B-movie
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B.S.

WORDS THAT END LIKE B-SIDE

A-side
alongside
aside
at the outside
beside
blind-side
countryside
five-a-side
inside
lakeside
no-side
on one side
on the safe side
on the side
outside
reside
Riverside
seaside
side
upside

Synonyms and antonyms of B-side in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «B-side» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF B-SIDE

Find out the translation of B-side to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of B-side from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «B-side» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

B侧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

B-side
570 millions of speakers

English

B-side
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बी साइड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجانب B
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

B- сторона
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Lado B:
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বি এর দিকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

B -side
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

B-side
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

B-Seite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

B面
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

B 측
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

B-sisih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

B-side
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பி-சைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

B- बाजूला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

B tarafı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

B - side
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

B - side
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

B - сторона
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

B - side
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

B -side
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

B - span
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

B-sida
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

B - side
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of B-side

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «B-SIDE»

The term «B-side» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.055 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about B-side

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «B-SIDE»

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Mantova B side
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Stupid Cupid and The B-Side Poems
Eric David Lough. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following publications where some of these poems first appeared: Wordletting E-zine, Memoir(and), the shithouse walls across America Stupid Cupid and The B-Side Poems.
Eric David Lough
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Live from Dar Es Salaam: Popular Music and Tanzania's Music ...
WesternJazz Band Songs Released by Kenyan Distributors, 1967–1976 Afroshirazi Na Tanu (A-Side) Amina Maliza Masomo (A-Side) Anna Anton (B- Side) Asante (A-Side) Aza (B-Side) Baba Nitakuja (A-Side) Baibui Mkononi (A- Side) Balaa ...
Alex Perullo, 2011
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Paul Weller: My Ever Changing Moods
Of The Mountain (live B-side of 'Hung Up' single)/Wild Wood ('Portishead' remix, B-side of 'Wild Wood' single – 1998 version)/ Kosmos ('Lynch Mob Bonus Beats' remix, B-side of 'Hung Up' single) Disc Two The Loved (B-side of 'Hung Up' ...
John Reed, 2009
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Cajun Breakdown : The Emergence of an American-Made Music: ...
Lomax Collection, Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore: AAFS 11 Bside, AAFS 12 single-faced disk, AAFS 14 A-side, AAFS 14 B-side, LO1.001; AAFS 15 B-side , AAFS 16 A-side, AAFS 16 B-side, AAFS 17 single-faced disk, LO.002; AAFS 24  ...
Ryan Andre Brasseaux Yale University, 2009
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Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, ...
There are also two sides to every record, the “A-side” and the “B-side.” These designations originated in popular music with 78 rpm shellac records and became more significant as formats evolved to 45-rpm seven-inch vinyl. The “B- side” was ...
Jacqueline Edmondson, 2013
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B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular ...
I know you say you need the A-side all the time But the B-side, I just wonder what you say. "Flip Side" J.M. Peterik (Ides of March), 1972 © Jim Peterik Music 2008 The B-side's job is to complement the A-side. (Dawson and Propes 2003:72) ...
Professor George Plasketes, 2013
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Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 1948-1991
Jam,. The. Number Title (A Side/B Side) Yr NM Number Title (A Side/B Side) Yr NM Number Title (A Side/B Side) Yr NM ❑ 38-07653 Throwaway/Peace for the Wicked 1987 3.00 ❑ 38-07653 [PS] Throwaway/Peace for the Wicked 1987 3.00  ...
Martin Popoff, 2010
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Goldmine Price Guide to 45 RPM Records
Number Title (A Side/B Side) Yr NM Number Title (A Side/B Side) Yr NM ❑ PR- 104/5 [DJ] John Lennon on Ronnie Hawkins: The Short Rap/ The Long Rap 1970 80.00 —White label with promo markings GEFFEN ❑ 29855 HappyXmas (War Is  ...
Tim Neely, Martin Popoff, 2009
10
Where Angels Fear to Tread
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E. M. Forster, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «B-SIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term B-side is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hodor's just released a hands-in-the-air piano house track
... of how I feel about house music" and the package is out now on Radikal Records, including a dub mix, a radio edit and B-side track 'Beacon'. «Mixmag, Jul 15»
2
Steven Gerrard buys beer for LA Galaxy fans
Americans tend to celebrate with barbecues and alcohol (an Oasis B-side perhaps) so Steven Gerrard knew what he was doing with his latest ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Jack White, Allison Mosshart and Dead Weather Confirm New …
... "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" with B-side "Cop and Go," as well as a pack of playing cards featuring the band members as the face cards. «Music Times, Jul 15»
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20 Confessions of a Minister's Wife
The B-Side of ministry. I get resentful at times. At his countless meetings. For Saturday morning emergencies. For working 60 hour work weeks. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Hear rare David Bowie track unavailable since 1971
A new, faster version of the song was recorded in 1971, but remained unreleased until appearing as the B-side of Diamond Dogs in 1974. «Uncut.co.uk, Jul 15»
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New Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th …
Winner: 2015 New American Musical Award (B-Side Productions) and 2013 Jerry Harrington Award (BMI). Timothy Huang Composer. Lyricist. «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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'Maybe Tomorrow'
*Conway Twitty's version of “The Rose”—recorded for his album Dream Maker—was a smash for the country legend. The B-side of that single? «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Don't Pull The Stitches Out. (Updated)
We'll be turning to Patreon to support the B-Side project, mostly to ensure that the artists get paid for their work. While writing this, what were ... «The Outhouse, Jul 15»
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Big Gay Hate Machine Tours Vatican's Sacred Art, Finds Gay Erotica
The warrior's backside is not in view, which Tissinari regrets because “his b-side is one of the best ever.” Tassinari's approach will remind some ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
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Goat "It's Time for Fun"
The B-side features a track called "Relax" that was recorded in Los Angeles. SoundCloud cookie policyCookie policy. Share track. Sub Pop «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. B-Side [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/b-side>. Jan 2019 ».
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