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 This isn’t the first time Ruppert, 33, experienced a seizure while playing a video game. Washington Post, "A journalist had a seizure while playing ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’ Then she helped change the game.," 31 Dec. 2020 Empowered by a national obsession with Minecraft, Balenciaga designed a video game to release its collection, and by chance, so did Collina Strada. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Top Fashion Moments of 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 Fans can hear and see intricacies that are missing from a video game, Reeder said. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Rams can focus on Seahawks, not their fans, during game in Seattle," 27 Dec. 2020 The 2020 song of the summer (No. 1 for 13 of 15 weeks on Billboard's summer chart) features a music video that resembles a violent video game. Gary Dinges, USA TODAY, "Best music videos of 2020: Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Harry Styles make the list," 18 Dec. 2020 This is a sports video game with something for everyone. Ebenezer Samuel, Star Tribune, "Got a next-gen game console? 'NBA 2K21' is the sports game to buy," 16 Dec. 2020 Practicing the piano on a keyboard, though, is like learning to drive on a video game, Jimmy said. cincinnati.com, "Help support quality local journalism like this.," 10 Dec. 2020 Instead, the work of one of the greatest of all visual artists has been turned into something more like a giant video game. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "Glitch in the Museum Matrix," 8 Dec. 2020 The scene in the film, based on a popular video game, shows a soldier played by Chinese-American rapper and actor Jin Au-Yeung riding across a desert in a vehicle. Shirley Zhao, Bloomberg.com, "Studio Edits Monster Hunter Movie After Offending Chinese Audiences," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of video game

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of video game was in 1973

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6 Jan 2021

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“Video game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/video%20game. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for video game

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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