vid·​eo·​cas·​sette | \ ˌvi-dē-ō-kə-ˈset How to pronounce videocassette (audio) , -ka- \

Definition of videocassette

1 : a case containing videotape for use with a VCR
2 : a recording on a videocassette

Examples of videocassette in a Sentence

That movie is now available on videocassette. He has a large collection of videocassettes.
Recent Examples on the Web Their religious morality police confiscated or smashed television sets, videocassette recorders, cameras, videos and satellite dishes. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 After the videocassette book went to press, occasionally I would be allowed to write nightly TV listings for local newspapers that couldn’t afford their own critics. Mark Harris, Curbed, 26 Apr. 2021 An actors’ strike, over residuals from the burgeoning videocassette market, came and went. oregonlive, 25 Feb. 2021 In solving the user problem of how to watch movies at home, for example, streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ have succeeded and are thriving, while their predecessors—the videocassette rental stores—have almost entirely disappeared. Valla Vakili, Quartz at Work, 15 Dec. 2020 ABC News Film/Tape Library and Archives The ABC News Collection contains more than 1.2 million videocassettes in various formats, and about 100,000 rolls of film. ABC News, 11 Feb. 2020 The Maker Monday program at 7 p.m. Feb 17 will help participants transform their memories into digital by teaching them to use PPL Maker Stations to convert records into mp3s, slides and photos into digital formats and videocassettes into DVDs. cleveland, 11 Feb. 2020 The shah and his wife hunted in vain for a missing videocassette to finish a movie. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2019 The company was a brash outsider, peddling art films to college campuses, capitalizing on international distribution and the videocassette market, and reimagining the horror genre at a time America was confronting AIDS and Cold War anxieties. Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of videocassette

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Videocassette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of videocassette

: a thin, plastic case that holds videotape and that is played using a VCR


vid·​eo·​cas·​sette | \ ˌvi-dē-ō-kə-ˈset How to pronounce videocassette (audio) \

Kids Definition of videocassette

1 : a case containing videotape for use with a VCR
2 : a recording (as of a movie) on a videocassette


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