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mul·​ti·​me·​dia ˌməl-tē-ˈmē-dē-ə How to pronounce multimedia (audio)
: using, involving, or encompassing several media
a multimedia approach to learning


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plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: 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
Artist and Soundwaves founder Tim Wakefield created the pieces by running the song through a multimedia art process using layered snippets from the resulting sound wave images. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Oct. 2023 Cohen has hired eight firms, employed nearly two dozen lobbyists and spent over $1 million on a multimedia lobbying campaign, according to Bloomberg. Curbed, 16 May 2023 The Superman Web3 Movie Experience is a multimedia NFT that includes the film in 4K Ultra HD format, plus extras like image galleries and artist renderings by notable DC artists. Todd Spangler, Variety, 5 June 2023 In 2021 Pei, who is the granddaughter of the late architect I.M. Pei, launched Ode, a company that creates multimedia archives for families who want to preserve their personal histories. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 16 June 2023 Cleopatra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a multimedia company established by Perera, the head of Cleopatra Records. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 15 June 2023 Joining Nicks, Bowers and Dahi will be Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler and his multimedia company Proximity Media on the production front. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 5 June 2023 In 2005, the Montana Meth Project launched a multimedia blitz of grotesque ads featuring emaciated, thieving, unhinged youth whose bodies were marred by lesions and mouths were full of crumbling teeth. Stacey McKenna, STAT, 11 May 2023 Once a teen waiting for his breakout moment, Cannon is now a multimedia mogul with a nine-figure salary to show for it. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023
Home Court, an immersive multimedia museum dedicated to the NBA superstar’s journey and milestones, will open Nov. 25 in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Now, what used to be intimate living room gatherings are big stage productions interweaving multimedia displays with performances by Broadway singers and actors participating alongside an orchestra or band. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 The two dash panels on either side of the 12.3-inch multimedia screen are identical, as are the air vents and arm rests, and two toggles housed on the center console serve dual-purpose as controls for the front and rear windows, which is an annoying byproduct of this focus on part reduction. Steven Ewing, Ars Technica, 6 Nov. 2023 Originally from Mexico City, the multimedia artist has released albums in several genres. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2023 The exhibit showed material artifacts and multimedia features and revealed to me that this city is where everyone needs to come to understand the American music landscape. Daniel Scheffler, SPIN, 7 Nov. 2023 In addition to the 22-seat theater, the studio, located in the Flatiron District, includes two edit suites and a multimedia facility designed to support a variety of production needs. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Nov. 2023 As designers and graphics editors on the Digital News Design team at The New York Times, we can often be found behind computer screens, working with data to design the home page display for election results, for example, or writing code for multimedia articles. Umi Syam, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Grace Jones, the radical link between revolutionary Black artists like LaBelle and Betty Davis and multimedia pop divas like Madonna (and by extension Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Sia, and others), never got a cover and was rarely featured. Laronda Davis, Rolling Stone, 23 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1962, in the meaning defined above


1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multimedia was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Multimedia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
mul·​ti·​me·​dia ˌməl-ti-ˈmēd-ē-ə How to pronounce multimedia (audio)
: using or composed of more than one form of communication or expression
multimedia software combining sound, video, and text


2 of 2 noun
: a technique (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 (as software) using such a technique

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