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.

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The event will once again offer music lovers a multi-sensory experience with state-of-the-art audiovisual production and lighting, as well as performances from legendary electronic music acts. Billboard Radio China, Billboard, "David Guetta, Axwell & Ingrosso to Headline Road to Ultra Hong Kong 2018," 15 May 2018 Despite Lumines’ audiovisual pyrotechnics, minimalism was a key principle from the beginning of its gameplay design. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Tetsuya Mizuguchi on the creation of puzzle classic Lumines and its new remaster," 13 July 2018 Julia Buckingham Founder, Buckingham Interiors + Design, Chicago Do take advantage of the latest technology in electrical systems, audiovisual, and mechanicals. Barbara Ballinger,, "Chicago designers offer do's and dont's for functional kitchens," 2 July 2018 What magic, what art, what audiovisual cues force people who can ignore police violence, for example, to open themselves up to it? Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "How Do You Measure a Country?," 1 July 2018 The interior would be renovated with new and moveable walls, new flooring, lighting, cabinetry, audiovisual enhancements, furnishings, fixtures and equipment, according to the city. Karen Berkowitz,, "Highland Park looks for less costly library, senior center options," 12 June 2018 For the past several years, theater owners have been visibly struggling to find gimmicks to keep film lovers from abandoning movie theaters in favor of their own audiovisual setups at home. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Ari Aster’s breakout horror hit Hereditary is pants-wettingly scary," 8 June 2018 Now, the GLBT Historical Society archive holds 800 collections of photographs, audiovisual recordings, photographs and personal papers. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lesbian archive preserves a time when the Bay Area changed radically," 26 May 2018 There were his collaborators in the audiovisual field and close friends, who decided that the video had to be completed as a tribute to a great filmmaker and friend, in order to give him a posthumous gift. Billboard Venezuela, Billboard, "Chile's Santa Feria Pays Tribute to Late Filmmaker in New Video: Watch," 16 May 2018

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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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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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