vid·​eo·​phone | \ ˈvi-dē-ə-ˌfōn How to pronounce videophone (audio) \

Definition of videophone

: a telephone that can transmit video as well as audio signals so that users can see each other

Examples of videophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And what happens now is that everyone has a videophone in their pocket, and most of us rarely use them outside. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, "Transcript: The Future of Telecommuting," 13 Jan. 2021 The first crude cameraphone transmitted images in 1927; by the 1960s, AT&T previewed a fully functioning landline videophone, purveying live imaging two ways. Richard Cooke, The New Republic, "The Perpetual Disappointment of Remote Work," 4 Jan. 2021 From a booger buster to a videophone, these gifts make this amazing job just a little easier. Adrienne So, Wired, "17 Practical Gift Ideas for New Parents," 16 Nov. 2020 Months deep into the Covid-19 pandemic, owning a dedicated videophone makes as much sense as owning a dedicated refrigerator or a dedicated stove. Adrienne So, Wired, "I Didn’t Want to Love Zooming on My Facebook Portal—but I Do," 25 Oct. 2020 Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone. Adrienne So, Wired, "I Didn’t Want to Love Zooming on My Facebook Portal—but I Do," 25 Oct. 2020 Her brother and sister and other family members visited in person and by videophone. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Beloved Salam Elementary kindergarten teacher rebuilding her life after losing both hands and a foot to sepsis," 12 Oct. 2020 Trump suggested that investing in the company’s desktop videophone would be little or no risk. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, "Film studio ordered to hand over Trump’s Apprentice tapes," 9 Apr. 2020 Corrections department spokeswoman Annie Skinner said the prisons started implementing videophones in two facilities before the ruling. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Technology from 1964 keeps Colorado’s deaf inmates from communicating with the outside. A judge’s ruling just changed that.," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of videophone

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of videophone was in 1944

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1 Feb 2021

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“Videophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of videophone

: a telephone that can send and receive moving images so that users can see and hear each other

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