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

Definition of multimedia

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: 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 Three hefty option packages cover the luxury, tech, and multimedia bases and help kick the S60’s price from $37,045 to $46,240. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, "Starter Sports Sedan Rivalry: Alfa vs. BMW vs. Genesis vs. Volvo," 24 Jan. 2020 The limited engagement provides several immersive, multimedia experiences – each tailored to different audiences. Nicole Cormier, Dallas News, "Arlington is first U.S. stop for immersive traveling pyramid, PY1, presenting unique multimedia shows for the whole family," 14 Jan. 2020 In the case of Hong Kong sound artist Samson Young and multimedia performance artist Isaac Chong Wai, their artistic visions of the future seem to have been prophetic. Vivienne Chow, Quartz, "Twelve works of art that chart the emotional upheavals of the Hong Kong protests," 31 Dec. 2019 Mattai’s multimedia objects, which examine the present-day legacy of her family’s past as indentured servants in Guyana, is thoughtful, colorful and complicated. John Wenzel, The Know, "From “Northside” to Monet, Denver’s biggest arts and culture moments of 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 Denver Post multimedia producer Amy Brothers long wanted to create a video series highlighting Colorado’s forward-thinkers in the local food industry. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post, "The Year in Photos 2019: Helen H. Richardson," 11 Dec. 2019 Silent Madness’s riotous, multimedia spectacle features more ambitious collaborations. Vogue, "Mowalola Launches Her Anarchic London Exhibition With the Help of Skepta and Yves Tumor," 9 Dec. 2019 Museum Auto One-day event features classic cars, a photography exhibition, multimedia art installations and more. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Museums in L.A. this week: ‘With Pleasure’ at MOCA and more," 20 Oct. 2019 The multimedia performance runs from November 27 to December 29. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can See Love Actually Live in Los Angeles," 20 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction The label is a subsidiary of the multimedia entertainment and development company Visionary Media Group. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Executive Turntable: Moves at Sony/ATV, Anthem, Primary Wave & More," 10 Jan. 2020 Opening reception for multimedia exhibition of sound, video and photographs highlighting the subtle sensory experiences inspired by the banalities of the Midwest. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Jan. 6-12," 6 Jan. 2020 King will reprise the multimedia form, deploying a sprawling treatment of digital information and its existential bearing. oregonlive, "Live music in Portland: 25 January concerts you won’t want to miss," 30 Dec. 2019 The pair will share family memories in a multimedia show that combines harmonies and humor. Myrna Petlicki,, "10 great things to see and do in the northwest suburbs this holiday season," 12 Nov. 2019 For instance, Fowler’s company teamed with another multimedia production company, the Workshop, for a series on the Chinle High School boys basketball team based on the Navajo Nation reservation, the largest tribal area in America. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Rickie Fowler takes on new TV role to help tell story of Oklahoma State golf program," 10 Apr. 2018 Historical memorabilia featuring King and others will be displayed throughout the program in a multimedia presentation. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Cleveland Orchestra reveals ticket release, program details for 2020 MLK Concert," 9 Dec. 2019 Storage: Hard drive, eMMC and SSD Your storage can come in the form of a hard drive, embedded multimedia controller (eMMC), or solid-state drive (SSD). Whitson Gordon, NBC News, "How to buy the best laptop for your needs (and wants)," 27 Nov. 2019 Contact multimedia journalist Michelle Pemberton at 317-444-6753 or Michelle Pemberton, Indianapolis Star, "'On ice, there are no disabilities': Indiana Blind and Sled Hockey program welcomes all," 12 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of multimedia was in 1950

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27 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Multimedia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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How to pronounce multimedia (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of multimedia

: using or involving several forms of communication or expression


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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