videocassette

noun
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.

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Somewhere in your home — or the home of a close relative — are likely stacks of videocassettes of milestone family events tucked away in the basement or a closet. Nina Metz, chicagotribune.com, "Screen old home videocassettes and re-live the '80s," 2 Apr. 2018 Bieber’s archive includes an estimated 40,000 vinyl albums and thousands of soundboard tapes and videocassettes, as well as promotional items, posters, complete runs of counterculture newspapers, and much more. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Come on down to Norwood for . . . art and craft beer?," 6 Mar. 2018 The era of 16 and 35 mm projection gave way to the videocassette era, followed by the DVD era. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "Milos Stehlik of Facets: a major force in Chicago cinema deals with cancer, and his organization's next phase," 12 June 2019 Facets bought its first 140 videocassettes from a distributor. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "Milos Stehlik of Facets: a major force in Chicago cinema deals with cancer, and his organization's next phase," 12 June 2019 Somewhere in your home — or the home of a close relative — are likely stacks of videocassettes of milestone family events tucked away in the basement or a closet. Nina Metz, chicagotribune.com, "Screen old home videocassettes and re-live the '80s," 2 Apr. 2018 Bieber’s archive includes an estimated 40,000 vinyl albums and thousands of soundboard tapes and videocassettes, as well as promotional items, posters, complete runs of counterculture newspapers, and much more. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "Come on down to Norwood for . . . art and craft beer?," 6 Mar. 2018 With much fanfare and press attention then, The Manchurian Candidate resurfaced in American theaters in a rerelease in 1988, along with mass distribution of the movie on videocassette. Gordon Arnold, Slate Magazine, "A Conspiracy Thriller Before Its Time," 26 May 2017 Walt Disney bought videocassette rights for $1 million. Robert D. Mcfadden, The Seattle Times, "June Foray, 99, prolific voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of videocassette

1969, in the meaning defined above

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videocassette

noun

English Language Learners Definition of videocassette

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

videocassette

noun
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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