au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al ˌȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-ˈvi-zhə-wəl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio)
: designed to aid in learning or teaching by making use of both hearing and sight
: 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 state’s rules, however, are clear that while defendants held in jail may agree to appear before a judge by audiovisual means, the requirements of an initial appearance still apply. Caleb Bedillion, ProPublica, 18 Sep. 2023 Over the next few weeks, Meta will begin to block people in Canada from viewing or posting news links and audiovisual news content on Instagram and Facebook. Khadijah Khogeer, NBC News, 4 Aug. 2023 The aim of the Spanish Screenings On Tour 2023 is to strengthen and open up new opportunities for Spain’s audiovisual industry abroad, organizing activations to stimulate the sale and promotion of the country’s audiovisual sector in strategic territories. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 11 Sep. 2023 To see the one piece is to hear the other — and to feel in sync, aligned in an audiovisual groove. Kriston Capps, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 Overall revenue in the audiovisual industries rose 8 percent in 2021, but the trends within the space differ. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 July 2023 Since most theaters have switched over completely to digital projection, the company worked for two years to evaluate, reinstall and fix Imax 70mm projectors, sending tech teams to every site to perfect the audiovisual components. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 16 Aug. 2023 Perhaps that’s because, even with the same audiovisual intensity and psychological brutality, the same pace of tension and release, it’s not set in the more familiar European theater. Matthew Gilbert,, 15 Aug. 2023 Producer Muñoz is co-creator of Mamut, an audiovisual memory festival that has been held since 2016 in Medellín. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


audio- + visual entry 1

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of audiovisual was in 1902

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“Audiovisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al ˌȯd-ē-ō-ˈvizh(-ə)-wəl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio)
: of, relating to, or using both sound and sight
audiovisual teaching aids

Medical Definition


au·​dio·​vi·​su·​al ˌȯd-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˈvizh(-ə)-wəl, -ˈvizh-əl How to pronounce audiovisual (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving both hearing and sight

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