pho·​to | \ ˈfō-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce photo (audio) \
plural photos

Definition of photo

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photoed; photoing; photos

Definition of photo (Entry 2 of 3)



Definition of photo (Entry 3 of 3)

Synonyms for photo

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of photo in a Sentence

Noun We gave them a framed family photo for their anniversary. You aren't allowed to take photos inside the theater. Verb photoed the historic mansion for a decorating magazine
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In another photo, Kourtney is seen arm in arm with her husband—the pair were legally married in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, May 15. Glamour, 21 May 2022 The cubs could be seen climbing on a structure made of logs at the rehabilitation facility in a photo posted on the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Facebook page. CBS News, 19 May 2022 For Matho, Gammell initially spotted youngster Crazy Thunder in a photo. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2022 Neuwirth is seen above in a photo taken just two weeks ago by Larry Bercow. Chris Willman, Variety, 19 May 2022 Later in the investigation, the truck driver identified Lillie in a photo and Lillie’s fingerprints were found on the driver side of the vehicle that contained the bloody knife, according to police. Jake Allen, The Indianapolis Star, 19 May 2022 In the sepia-toned photo, taken outside, Archie was photographed from behind, holding a bouquet of balloons. The Editors, Town & Country, 19 May 2022 Then, with parental permission, the graduating senior and incoming kindergarten student took a photo together next to the yard sign. cleveland, 18 May 2022 In the photo, Brussaux and Adonis are seen hugging while dressed in martial arts gear. Alexandra Schonfeld,, 17 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective My British parents kept a photo album of Kodak color snaps with images of our family enjoying our life in Los Angeles between 1966 and 1969. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 And Kardashian has finally shared some photo evidence of the event. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 6 Apr. 2022 There’s a full schedule of photo opportunities with the stars, individually and in groups. Christopher Arnott,, 11 Mar. 2022 In response to the sudden firestorm of attention, VDNKh posted a photo gallery and videos of the orcas on its Facebook page. Will Egensteiner, Outside Online, 28 Oct. 2014 The Australian legislation would allow Indigenous land council documents and non-photo identification such as a utility bill or credit card. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2021 The whole point of these iPhone 13 upgrades is to improve the photo quality in various scenarios. Chris Smith, BGR, 12 Jan. 2022 Over the last several days, his Twitter feed has been dotted with photo evidence of meetings with various GOP officials and visits to local businesses -- capped off with a documentation of the Pittsburgh skyline in a video posted on Monday. Rick Klein, ABC News, 14 Dec. 2021 Buckskin Mountain State Park: Join a ranger for a 3-mile easy to moderate hike on the Market Trail Loop with plenty of photo opportunities of the mountains and Colorado River north of Parker. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of photo


1860, in the meaning defined above


1868, in the meaning defined above


1878, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Photo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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pho·​to | \ ˈfō-tō How to pronounce photo (audio) \
plural photos

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