Definition of video chat in English:

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video chat


A face-to-face conversation held over the Internet by means of webcams and dedicated software: both sons are now in China, and she often has video chats with them when she is in New York
More example sentences
  • He hit a button to initiate a video chat.
  • Once that step has helped to single out the best candidates, the service arranges a live video chat.
  • In fact, this may have been the first successful video chat between two small planes using everyday hardware.

verb (video-chats, video-chatting, video-chatted)

(video-chat) [no object]
Take part in a video chat: I video-chat with my parents in Hawaii about once a week
More example sentences
  • Now the other 95% of the IM world can video chat.
  • I can't keep count of the times I could video chat with one person, and they could video chat with each other, but I couldn't chat with the other.
  • Given enough bandwidth, you could video chat with a coworker live in real-time while watching a corporate webcast and sharing supporting links on the topics being discussed.

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