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 documentary filmmaker Elettra Fiumi produced an audiovisual collage of the ritual for The New Yorker. David Kortava, The New Yorker, "The Photojournalists Covering Pandemic Life in Italy," 20 Apr. 2020 The shows — filmed through the years by audiovisual specialists in coordination with the festival — will be hosted either by a journalist or one of the performing artists each day on Facebook. oregonlive, "Need an arts fix to feel better? Music and culture continue — online — during coronavirus crisis," 11 Apr. 2020 FRANCE France's nation cinema body, the CNC, on April 1 adopted several measures to support workers and companies in the audiovisual sector. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "Europe's Coronavirus Industry Support Programs: A Country-by-Country Guide," 9 Apr. 2020 Will there be fewer audiovisual crews available to hire, and enough staging, lighting, and A/V equipment to go around? Amy Webb, Fortune, "How event planners can avoid coronavirus conflicts this fall," 9 Apr. 2020 The Dutch institution’s site uses audiovisual elements — poignant classical music, a comforting narrator, a scroll-like layout — to create a mood, like stepping into an immersive space. Kelsey Ables, Washington Post, "This Smithsonian exhibit says something powerful about Native Americans, even through your screen," 3 Apr. 2020 But, appearing via audiovisual link from a prison in Auckland, Tarrant plead guilty on all counts at a hearing in the Christchurch High Court on Thursday morning. Julia Hollingsworth And Hilary Whiteman, CNN, "Accused Christchurch mosque shooter pleads guilty to killing 51 people," 25 Mar. 2020 The collection includes audiovisual recordings, letters, manuscripts and photos that document Belafonte's over 70-year career, beginning with his time at the American Negro Theatre in the basement of the Schomburg Center. NBC News, "Schomburg Center acquires Harry Belafonte's historic archive," 19 Mar. 2020 An audiovisual record of Fontainhas’s final days, the film could easily be mistaken for a vérité documentary. Will Noah, The New York Review of Books, "Pedro Costa, Filming the Saga of Lisbon’s Cabo Verdeans," 3 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of audiovisual was in 1902

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“Audiovisual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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