foot·​age | \ ˈfu̇-tij How to pronounce footage (audio) \

Definition of footage

: length or quantity expressed in feet: such as
b : the total number of running feet of motion-picture film used (as for a scene or subject) also : the material contained on such footage

Examples of footage in a Sentence

Some disturbing footage of the war was shown on the evening news.
Recent Examples on the Web The police initially arrest Coop because she can be seen on video footage walking near Tyrone’s home with a gun. Ariana Brockington,, "What You Need To Remember From Season 2 Of All American," 18 Jan. 2021 In an affidavit filed late Sunday evening, agents said they were contacted by the former romantic partner of Riley June Williams, 22, who recognized her in footage shot during the insurrectionist attack by the British network ITV. al, "Pennsylvania woman suspected of stealing Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, planning to send it to Russia," 18 Jan. 2021 Citing video footage published by The Washington Post and on YouTube, the agent described apparent lawmakers and officials awaiting evacuation yards behind lobby door, which was barricaded with chairs and protected by officers. Author: Spencer S. Hsu, Anchorage Daily News, "Man charged with smashing Capitol window with Trump flagpole seconds before shooting," 18 Jan. 2021 Luke Mogelson, a veteran war correspondent and contributing writer for the New Yorker, shot footage inside the Capitol, where demonstrators can be seen shouting and searching for lawmakers. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "New Yorker releases new 12-minute footage of inside view of Capitol riot," 17 Jan. 2021 With more footage becoming public over the weekend, the riot became even more vivid and personalized. Thomas Fuller And New York Times January 17, Star Tribune, "Far-right protesters are mostly no-shows nationwide," 17 Jan. 2021 With more footage becoming public over the weekend, the riot became even more vivid and personalized. New York Times, "After Capitols Become Fortresses, Far-Right Protesters Are Mostly a No-Show," 17 Jan. 2021 That actually happened — Cooke performed the song exactly once on TV, and King’s movie recreates footage that has since been lost to time. Nick Allen, Vulture, "The True Events That Inspired Regina King’s One Night in Miami," 16 Jan. 2021 Coven provided security footage to investigators, but the case remains open and no arrests have been made. oregonlive, "Businesses across Portland raising alarm about surge in vandalism, burglaries," 16 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of footage

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footage was in 1842

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25 Jan 2021

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“Footage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce footage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of footage

: scenes or action recorded on film or video
: the size of something measured in feet

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