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cue burn

cue burn
 n.— «Back when radio stations spun vinyl, popular records were physically “played out.” To find the beginning of a song, DJs pulled the vinyl backwards and forwards under the needle, scrubbing the sound right off the track. The first few seconds of a song would be marred by static. They called the phenomenon “cue burn.”» —“Q-Burns Abstract Message” by Dustin Driver Apple Oct. 17, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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