au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio) , -zhəl, -zhü(-ə)l \

Definition of audiovisual

1 : designed to aid in learning or teaching by making use of both hearing and sight
2 : of or relating to both hearing and sight

Examples of audiovisual in a Sentence

The school will buy new audiovisual equipment.
Recent Examples on the Web The audiovisual sector is currently worth more than 1 billion euro ($834 million) to the Irish economy, with approximately 12,000 people employed in film, television and animation production. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2022 Costa Rica’s now thriving audiovisual sector has resulted in the production of more than 100 films and series over the past decade. Ed Meza, Variety, 23 Mar. 2022 Minnesota court rules generally require the consent of all parties for audiovisual coverage of trials, with fewer restrictions for sentencings. NBC News, 12 Apr. 2022 Music teacher Dave Wonder, who sponsored the studio along with STEM teacher Kathryn Allison, said the idea began as an audiovisual club, but the equipment wasn’t acquired and up and running until recently. Janice Neumann,, 15 Mar. 2022 Over the past decade, sales of services that can be exported digitally from the U.S.–such as software and computer services, audiovisual, consulting, engineering, and financial services–have more than doubled. Myron Brilliant, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2022 Officials said the museums were hit by a virus over the weekend which has disrupted operations such as ticketing, exhibit lighting and audiovisual systems. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 15 Mar. 2022 Still, despite that designation, the space is content-agnostic: Kirk hopes to bring in audiovisual experiences focussed on many different industries and subjects—science, music, history, sports. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 10 Feb. 2022 The Princess Anne Theatre now has Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision audiovisual systems in place. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 25 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of audiovisual

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for audiovisual

audio- + visual entry 1

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“Audiovisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for audiovisual


au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌȯ-dē-ō-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio) \

Kids Definition of audiovisual

: of, relating to, or using both sound and sight audiovisual teaching aids


au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al | \ ˌȯd-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˈvizh(-ə)-wəl, -ˈvizh-əl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio) \

Medical Definition of audiovisual

: of, relating to, or involving both hearing and sight

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