videotape

noun
vid·​eo·​tape | \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp How to pronounce videotape (audio) \

Definition of videotape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a recording of visual images and sound (as of a television production) made on magnetic tape also : the magnetic tape used for such a recording

videotape

verb
videotaped; videotaping; videotapes

Definition of videotape (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a videotape of videotape a show

Synonyms for videotape

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of videotape in a Sentence

Noun I watched the movie on videotape. watched a videotape of her daughter's first ballet recital Verb They videotaped the baby's first steps.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Barring something extraordinary, like, say, being caught on videotape dynamiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Gavin Newsom will be reelected as California governor in November. Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 All but forgotten within his family, the videotape was transferred to DVD and sent to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington in 2009. New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 If Tate did run toward the gunman trying to make the shooting stop, it will likely be confirmed by the school’s videotape system. Jeff Seidel And Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, 2 Dec. 2021 The company found security videotape of the suspect taking the items. cleveland, 16 Dec. 2021 Early in 1996, Hollander says, Steve persuaded her to meet him in Dallas and bring the videotape of her polygraph test. Thomas Lake, CNN, 8 Dec. 2021 The tranche of testimony released Monday also included videotape of the former governor’s testimony. al, 30 Nov. 2021 None of Phillips’ account was accurate, according to the videotape, the suit says. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2021 It was narrowly focussed on a fourteen-year-old girl in one videotape, and neither the girl nor her parents testified. Jim Derogatis, The New Yorker, 14 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Protesters can’t videotape, photograph or otherwise record patients or providers within 100 feet of reproductive clinics. Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2021 The women allege that the couple then used secret spy cameras to videotape them. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2021 Prosecutors alleged Kruchten used his position as a business teacher at Madison East High School to secretly videotape students during field trips in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Fox News, 25 Oct. 2021 A week and a half ago, Mark Green summoned his energy to videotape a message urging whoever was listening to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Oct. 2021 Chandler Police are investigating the crash and are looking for information from any potential witnesses, and asking if anyone happened to videotape the accident. Jenn Selva, CNN, 1 Oct. 2021 To promote the issue, the honorees traditionally join to videotape what’s known as the Freshman Cypher, a showcase and test of their freestyle skills. Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021 The Massachusetts DOC, through a spokesman, declined to answer questions about why no officer was assigned to videotape the cell entry or whether the videotaping policy did or did not apply in this case. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2021 The woman, Sandy Weyer, allegedly ran to the top of a staircase inside the Capitol to videotape the assault. Marshall Cohen And Devan Cole, CNN, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of videotape

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of videotape was in 1953

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Last Updated

22 Jan 2022

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“Videotape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videotape. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for videotape

videotape

noun

English Language Learners Definition of videotape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tape on which movies, television shows, etc., can be recorded
: a movie, TV program, etc., that is recorded on videotape

videotape

verb

English Language Learners Definition of videotape (Entry 2 of 2)

: to record (someone or something) on videotape

videotape

noun
vid·​eo·​tape | \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp How to pronounce videotape (audio) \

Kids Definition of videotape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a recording of visual images and sound (as of a television production) made on magnetic tape
2 : the magnetic tape used for such a recording

videotape

verb
videotaped; videotaping

Kids Definition of videotape (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a videotape of

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