mul·​ti·​me·​dia | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈmē-dē-ə How to pronounce multimedia (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multimedia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: using, involving, or encompassing several media a multimedia approach to learning

Definition of multimedia (Entry 2 of 2)

: a technique (such as the combining of sound, video, and text) for expressing ideas (as in communication, entertainment, or art) in which several media are employed also : something (such as software) using or facilitating such a technique

Examples of multimedia in a Sentence

Adjective a multimedia exhibit of photographs, films, and music
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The last living member of The Monkees celebrates his bandmates with a multimedia performance featuring personal stories, clips from The Monkees TV show and previously unseen photos. Samantha Nelson,, 8 Apr. 2022 Is a multimedia Mexican company founded in 2012 by Mariano Menéndez and Marco Landucci. Forbes Partner Releases, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 The first live music event in the PVAC will showcase separate performances of the symphony’s brass and percussion, woodwind and string ensembles; the master chorale; and a multimedia performance of the Grossmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2021 Participants in the exhibition include multimedia artist Harriet Bowman and her son Len, who created a large-scale wallpaper that will cover the back of the gallery. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021 Imagine Mural Festival brings artists together to create multimedia art installations in downtown Louisville, adjacent to the Muhammad Ali Center. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 17 July 2021 With progress stalled, the state is relaunching a multimedia public awareness campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 The Black president and his fabulous wife are now multimedia mega-superstars. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 The multimedia virtual performance features Assaf as well as an all-female Middle Eastern music ensemble. Jim Kiest And Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction After graduating at the age of 16, Franco followed her brother, the multimedia artist Michael Petry, to Rice University in Houston. Suzy Expositostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2022 That's just the way multimedia artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker likes to do things. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2022 Marcela Guerrero curated the show, which showcases works by Austin artist Ariel Rene Jackson; Glendalys Medina, a conceptual artist from New York; and Peruvian multimedia artist Claudia Martinez Garay. San Antonio Express-News, 14 Mar. 2022 Leigh, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a multimedia artist who explores the experiences of Black femme-identifying people, often referencing African art and traditions of the African Diaspora, according to the Institute of Contemporary Art. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 5 Mar. 2022 All the pieces are designed by Prada, which worked closely with Aspen ski pros and multimedia artist Paula Crown. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 16 Dec. 2021 For the Renwick show, multimedia artist Lord will highlight the theme of burden, in part, by making graphical representations of the genetic material of particular diseases that disproportionately impact Native communities. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Nov. 2021 Robert Isenberg is a writer and multimedia producer based in Rhode Island. Robert Isenberg, Longreads, 26 Apr. 2022 Walsh will photograph and interview the subjects for the multimedia installation. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of multimedia


1962, in the meaning defined above

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

1950, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2022

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mul·​ti·​me·​dia | \ ˌməl-ti-ˈmē-dē-ə \

Kids Definition of multimedia

: using or composed of more than one form of communication or expression The museum has a multimedia exhibit of photos, videos, and music.

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