home video


Definition of home video

1 : prerecorded videocassettes or videodiscs marketed for home viewing
2 : a homemade movie usually filmed with a camcorder

Examples of home video in a Sentence

the latest releases in home video We watched a home video of their wedding.

Recent Examples on the Web

For Shawn and his family, Plex is mostly for TV shows, the occasional movie, home videos, and music. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Plex makes piracy just another streaming service," 23 July 2019 Photos and home videos played for the jury during the trial weren't enough for Fine, however. Lavendrick Smith, Dallas News, "Richardson dad who let 3-year-old Sherin Mathews die 'over milk' gets life in prison," 26 June 2019 Miles and miles of penises, in locker rooms, video chats, selfies and grainy home videos. Mike Hale, New York Times, "Review: HBO Raises the Stakes on Teenage Transgression in ‘Euphoria’," 14 June 2019 How To Watch: Available to rent and stream on services such as iTunes, Amazon home video and Redbox On Demand. Rex Crum, The Mercury News, "13 all-American movies to stream for Independence Day," 1 July 2019 This year, timed to international LGBTQ Pride month in June, home video distributor Shout! Nick Romano, EW.com, "The Babadook director celebrates monster's gay icon status: 'He’s trying to stay relevant'," 25 June 2019 The reality, of course, is that an in-home video screen dedicated primarily to video calls seems more like a luxury than a must-have. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook is audaciously launching a video gadget for your home, called Portal. Is that a good idea?," 8 Oct. 2018 The Criterion Collection edition is one of the major home video releases of the year, properly capturing and contextualizing an epic unlike any other, with battle scenes and ballroom scenes teeming with extras, filmed with astonishing visual flair. Noel Murray, latimes.com, "New video: ‘Transit’ is another provocative thriller from director Christian Petzold," 28 June 2019 The ceremony began with home videos and words from his parents about a young boy with an incredible natural ability. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins retire No. 7 uniform of Joe Mauer, ‘a kid from St. Paul’," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of home video

1980, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of home video

US : movies that are sold on videotapes or DVDs and are meant to be watched on television at home
: a home movie that is recorded with a video camera

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