vid·​eo·​phone ˈvi-dē-ə-ˌfōn How to pronounce videophone (audio)
: 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 Then came the videophone. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 4 May 2021 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, 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, 4 Jan. 2021 From a booger buster to a videophone, these gifts make this amazing job just a little easier. Adrienne So, Wired, 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, 25 Oct. 2020 Stop trying to duct-tape a ring light to your laptop, and get yourself a dedicated videophone. Adrienne So, Wired, 25 Oct. 2020 Her brother and sister and other family members visited in person and by videophone. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Oct. 2020 Trump suggested that investing in the company’s desktop videophone would be little or no risk. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, 9 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of videophone was in 1944

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“Videophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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vid·​eo·​phone ˈvid-ē-ə-ˌfōn How to pronounce videophone (audio)
: a telephone equipped for transmission of a picture as well as sound so that users can see each other

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