videocassette

noun

vid·​eo·​cas·​sette ˌvi-dē-ō-kə-ˈset How to pronounce videocassette (audio)
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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 But an intrepid producer on the documentary dug through countless plastic containers and eventually found the videocassette of those nuptials. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 Both scandals involved high-school athletes from privileged families who liked to beat up strangers, and who filmed their fights—on videocassettes, in the case of the Devil Dogs. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 21 June 2024 Since the 1950s, each new entertainment medium has led to a residuals fight — videocassettes, basic cable, premium cable, the internet, and now streaming. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 21 Sep. 2023 Before long, Japanese companies came to dominate the camcorder and videocassette player market. IEEE Spectrum, 3 Jan. 2019 The current standoff between the WGA and studios has spanned 14 weeks — eclipsing the 96-day writers’ strike in 1981, which resulted in a landmark deal that guaranteed writers a share of producer revenues from pay TV and home videocassette sales. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 The last actors’ strike was in 1980 , back when the union sought profit - sharing from studios over videocassettes and premium television like HBO. Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2023 The videocassette player was the summit of consumer technology. David Streitfeld, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023 Nakamura vividly remembers moving a large chunk of the lunar data in 1992 from the original seven-track reels to 8-millimeter videocassettes. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of videocassette was in 1969

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“Videocassette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videocassette. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

videocassette

noun
vid·​eo·​cas·​sette ˌvid-ē-ō-kə-ˈset How to pronounce videocassette (audio)
1
: a case containing videotape for use with a VCR
2
: a recording (as of a movie) on a videocassette
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