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adjective live pronunciation in British English /laɪv/
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  1. 1
    [only before noun] living and not dead
    legislation concerning the transport of live animals
    The table shows the rate of infant mortality per 1000 live births.
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  2. 2
    a live television or radio programme can be watched or listened to at the same time as it happens
    Australia’s popular live TV comedy series The Late Show
    non-stop live coverage of the trial
    1. a.
      a live performance is given before an audience
      We found a bar that has live music on Friday nights.
    2. b.
      a live recording is made during a performance and not in a studio
      The band are releasing a live album of their recent Japan tour.
  3. 5
    a live issue continues to be important and relevant
    We’ve got to make people realize that drink-driving is still a live issue.


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