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.
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Learn About Internships Available at 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, "Village Project’s fifth annual NOURISH fundraiser set for Feb. 29: West Shore Chatter," 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, "How Chase Bank Chairman Helped the Deposed Shah of Iran Enter the U.S.," 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, "How should we view Bob Shaye — mogul, director, ‘moral horizon’ watcher — in a #MeToo world?," 19 Sep. 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 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

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First Known Use of videocassette

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Videocassette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videocassette. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for videocassette

videocassette

noun
How to pronounce videocassette (audio)

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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