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 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 Thomas, who hints there are multimedia celebrations in the works for the album's 50th anniversary next year, says a key to its authenticity was sitting down with the likes of Mel Brooks, Shel Silverstein and Carl Reiner to foster inspiration. Cathy Applefeld Olson, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2021 House impeachment managers have said in recent days that this will be a multimedia-heavy case, relying on video and images from Jan. 6, which is meant for a much wider audience than the US Senate. James Pindell,, 9 Feb. 2021 The project included reporters Noelle Crombie and Kale Williams, and multimedia journalists Beth Nakamura and Dave Killen. oregonlive, 19 May 2020 In this step-by-step video, Houston Chronicle multimedia producer Laura Duclos shows how to craft your own fashionable and functional face coverings at home using nothing more than a rubber band. an old T-shirt and a pair of scissors. Houston Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2020 The most moving shows of the season for ’s editors were the ones that engaged our spirits, be it through modern dance (Marc Jacobs), a multimedia performance (Louis Vuitton), or the collective act of creation (Gucci). Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2020 Staff photographers Ryan Garza, Kimberly P. Mitchell, Mandi Wright and Eric Seals took home a combined 11 awards including four first places in the photography and multimedia video categories as well as Best in Show for Garza. Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press, 27 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction According to the restyle masterplan, Santo Stefano will host a multimedia open-air museum on the history of the prison and its inmates, artistic ateliers, academic hubs and seminars on the European Union. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 4 June 2021 If these were to be announced, these would likely be beefed-up MacBook Pro models—machines that appease the serious multimedia professionals looking for even more power. Lauren Goode, Wired, 4 June 2021 Uddoh created a disorienting multimedia environment in which her film, Black Poirot, played on three identical screens. Ian Malone, Vogue, 4 June 2021 This monthlong, family-friendly offering features multimedia works and outdoor installations created by LGBTQ artists. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 This year’s free family-friendly exhibit, open through Sept. 6, features 17 new site-specific multimedia works transforming the paths just north of the Longwood T stop into a vibrant outdoor sculpture garden., 28 May 2021 The iPod Touch is still a great solution for those needing to own (or gift) a multimedia device without the phone component. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Jill Anna Ponasik will direct this multimedia musical. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2021 The exhibits include multimedia displays with video stories, photographs, performance clips and interviews from instrument creators, artists and industry innovators. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2021

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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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13 May 2021

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“Multimedia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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