Definition of videotape in English:


Syllabification: vid·e·o·tape
Pronunciation: /ˈvidēōˌtāp


  • 1Magnetic tape for recording and reproducing visual images and sound.
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    • The images and sound from videotape are hugely inferior to DVD.
    • The images were selected from continuous videotape recordings.
    • Thus, his memory of Lisa is mediated by this black-and-white videotape recording which includes significantly the off-screen presence of Christina.
  • 1.1A videocassette.
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    • Fighting for Your Marriage is available with audiocassettes or videotapes.
    • Do you have like the Gameboys or any video games, a lot of videotapes, some DVDs?
    • The walls were lined with shelves holding videotapes and DVDS.
  • 1.2A film or other piece of material recorded on videotape.
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    • It looked like he was outside at the time the videotape was filmed.
    • A Defence Department spokesman confirmed the videotape was filmed by members of the Mexican Air Force.
    • The beating went on for about 90 seconds, according to police who saw a videotape of the fracas recorded by a camcorder.


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  • Make a video recording of (an event or broadcast): his arrest was videotaped
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    • He was so superior to his task that it was like Steven Spielberg videotaping a kid's birthday party.
    • The project will begin in earnest later this year, with three ethnographers tracking and videotaping one family every other week.
    • They then slap some makeup on the girls and begin videotaping them.

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