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video

Syllabification: vid·e·o
Pronunciation: /ˈvidēˌō
 
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Definition of video in English:

noun (plural videos)

1The recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images.
Example sentences
  • The trust has provided seven school systems with audio and video equipment, including, of course, free cable.
  • He moved to visual images and video after he came to the Media Lab.
  • And in terms of picture quality, broadcast video beats streaming video in most cases.
2A recording of moving visual images made digitally or on videotape: they sat down to watch a video [as modifier]: a site on which people can post their own video clips
More example sentences
  • He was taken to Halifax police station and shown a video of unused material filmed as part of a BBC undercover documentary, Secret Agent, screened last year.
  • It happened less than a month after he met her, while they watched a video of Ingmar Bergman's Persona.
  • The picture quality is clear and bright, but only four of the videos are filmed in widescreen, and none are anamorphic.
2.1A short movie made by a pop or rock group to accompany a song.
Example sentences
  • Bowie then introduces a video from CBC television of footage from Ethiopia, cut to the Cars' song ‘Drive’.
  • The video that accompanied the song showed a map of Britain with a target sign across it.
  • Riffing on campy styles ranging from karaoke to '80s rock videos, the tunes are both catchy and hilarious.
2.2A videocassette: a blank video the film will soon be released on video
More example sentences
  • On video, the shots just seem to bounce off him - he is not known for his skill but for his ruggedness and aggression, so it should be an exciting fight.
  • Just convert your entire video library into DVD discs using a DVD recorder.
  • I have it on cassette tapes and videos, the many times he has thanked me for being, and staying in his corner from the very beginning.
Synonyms
2.3British A videocassette recorder.
Example sentences
  • We went out to dine last night, so I set the video to tape Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love.

verb (videos, videoing, videoed)

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Record on videotape: he declined an invitation to be videoed
More example sentences
  • So to ease my pain I've been videoing chunks of afternoon television to remind myself that the cosy world of midweek inactivity isn't necessarily as rosy as I remember.
  • I shall be videoing the television coverage, and may even tune in if rain stops play in the Sri Lanka test match, but shan't give it much thought.
  • Some residents have resorted to asking friends, unaffected by the interference, to video a programme for them as it is the only way they can watch it clearly.

Origin

1930s: from Latin videre 'to see', on the pattern of audio.

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