Definition of videotape in English:


Line breaks: video|tape
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪdɪə(ʊ)teɪp


[mass noun]
  • 1Magnetic tape for recording and reproducing visual images and sound: film can be copied on to videotape [as modifier]: videotape machines
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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.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A videocassette: videotapes played in separate screening room
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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.


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  • another term for video. his arrest was videotaped (as adjective videotaped) videotaped interviews
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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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