video game

noun

Definition of video game

: an electronic game in which players control images on a video screen

Examples of video game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its visual design is characterized by 13th-century charm, but King Edward is never without his cellphone and loves playing video games. Patti Restivo, baltimoresun.com, "Stunning ‘E2’ examines intersection of sexuality and power in Howard Community College production," 8 Nov. 2019 Synopsis: The comedic brainchild of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz will be centered around the chaos that ensues when an online role-playing video game is released. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "A Full List of All the Best Apple TV+ Shows and Movies," 30 Oct. 2019 The incident follows the recent police shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, who was killed in her Fort Worth home earlier this month while playing video games with her nephew. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Texas police officer shot his own son, thinking he was a home intruder, police say," 28 Oct. 2019 Jefferson had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when the police officers arrived at her home. BostonGlobe.com, "DALLAS — The funeral for Atatiana Jefferson, the 28-year-old woman shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer now charged with murder, has been postponed after a family dispute.," 20 Oct. 2019 Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed by an officer responding to a call about an open front door. Fox News, "Ex-Dallas Maverick Harrison Barnes to pay for funeral of Texas police shooting victim Atatiana Jefferson, report says," 18 Oct. 2019 Jefferson was staying up late, playing video games with her nephew, when she was killed, according to the family's attorney. Anchorage Daily News, "Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting," 15 Oct. 2019 The children were playing video games in their living room just before 5 p.m. when the truck crashed through the garage and into the living room of the home in the 200 block of West Country Club Drive, the fire district said. Tatiana Sanchez, SFChronicle.com, "Children narrowly avoid injury after truck crashes into Brentwood home," 22 Sep. 2019 Created by ex-video game developers, Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument offers various screen layouts, 26 color options, and displays for up to eight gauges. Sue Mead, Houston Chronicle, "Mustang convertible: You’ll giggle, too," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of video game

1973, in the meaning defined above

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video game

noun

English Language Learners Definition of video game

: an electronic game in which players control images on a television or computer screen

video game

noun

Kids Definition of video game

: a game played with images on a video screen

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