Definition of podcast in English:

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podcast

Pronunciation: /ˈpädˌkast/

noun

A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.
Example sentences
  • I'm already downloading podcasts of radio news programmes and listening to them in the car on my way to and from work.
  • For those of you unaware of the concept, a podcast is a downloadable audio file suitable for adding to your iPod or other MP3 player.
  • You could watch the video on your computer, clips of the audio were inserted into podcasts and rebroadcast.

verb (past and past participle podcast)

[with object]
Make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.
Example sentences
  • This is a great way to podcast your lecture or presentation.
  • When we first began podcasting, we were podcasting at writing center clients almost exclusively.
  • And finally I asked how many of them were podcasting... and the majority said that they were not.

Derivatives

podcastable

adjective
Example sentences
  • He's produced twelve monthly audio snippets mixing the year's best tunes with the biggest news stories, and all are downloadable, listenable or podcastable for maximum enjoyment.
  • Both sites have podcastable material.
  • I would have more of an opportunity to listen to them if they were podcastable.

podcaster

Pronunciation: /ˈpädˌkastər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Whether you're a musician, audio engineer, broadcaster, or podcaster this unit is very handy.
  • Brian is an online publisher, blogger and podcaster in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • I'm a husband, father of twin boys, blogger, podcaster, author and media geek who is hoping to live a simple life.

Origin

Early 21st century: from iPod + broadcast.

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Syllabification: pod·cast

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