\ ˌdē-(ˌ)vē-ˈdē How to pronounce DVD (audio) \

Definition of DVD

: an optical disk using a high-capacity format and containing especially a video recording (such as a movie) or computer data a collection of DVDs a film that is now available on DVD often used before another nouna DVD player/disk also : the high-capacity format used on such a disk DVD also offers the potential of playing various foreign-language audio tracks.— Eric K. Gill

Examples of DVD in a Sentence

The movie just came out on DVD. Do you want to pick up a few DVDs for the weekend?

First Known Use of DVD

1993, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for DVD

digital video disc

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“DVD.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DVD. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce DVD (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of DVD

: a computer disk that contains a large amount of information (such as a movie) also : a movie that is recorded on a DVD


\ ˌdē-ˌvē-ˈdē How to pronounce DVD (audio) \
plural DVDs

Kids Definition of DVD

: a plastic disk that is used to store information (as computer data or a movie) and is read using a laser

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