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 Paws Unite! will arrive on home video and digital in September. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Latest es-paw-ionage thriller Cats & Dogs 3 coming in September, see exclusive trailer," 13 July 2020 That includes The Invisible Man and The Hunt, which already debuted on home video after their theatrical runs were cut short by the pandemic. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Cinemark won’t be able to show one of the few new movies out right now," 26 June 2020 As pointed out by USA Today, the film has notably never been available on home video in the U.S., nor is it included in Disney Plus. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Disney reveals plan to 'completely reimagine' Splash Mountain due to concerns," 25 June 2020 Barney and the Backyard Gang, its original name, was initially only available on home video and filled a gap in the market for engaging video content for toddlers. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "Allen, Texas: How the city earned its title as one of the best suburbs in the country," 24 June 2020 The show, filmed at the peak of their Purple Rain Tour, was the first live concert footage that Prince officially released as both a television broadcast and home video. New York Times, "#TheNewGig With Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow and More," 14 May 2020 This show was the first live concert footage Prince officially released and was available as both a television broadcast and home video on VHS and LaserDisc in 1985. Ed Masley, azcentral, "This iconic Prince 'Purple Rain' concert is coming to YouTube. Here's how to watch," 13 May 2020 Here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Jim Kiest, ExpressNews.com, "Now streaming: Watch horror remake of ‘Fantasy Island,’ new biopic ‘Capone’ with Tom Hardy at home on digital," 12 May 2020 Kino Lorber plans a theatrical release in fall 2020, followed by VOD and home video releases. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "Berlin Golden Bear Winner 'There Is No Evil' Lands at Kino Lorber," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of home video

1980, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2020

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“Home video.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20video. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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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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