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

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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 Tap or click here for a step-by-step guide to preserving your old photos and videotapes. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Your photos are a mess: 3 steps to organization bliss," 27 Dec. 2019 Good, the team immediately turned over the videotapes to the NFL. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Roger Goodell should drop the hammer on Patriots, Bill Belichick after latest controversy," 10 Dec. 2019 The movie re-creates those homilies by artificially re-creating scenes of the show’s videotape and alternating them with the real-life story of optimistic Rogers (Hanks) being interviewed by cynical journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). Armond White, National Review, "Christian Faith Is the Missing Ingredient in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," 29 Nov. 2019 The statistical evidence is as overwhelming and damning as the videotape. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Trust in Mitch Trubisky is dwindling. For good reason.," 18 Sep. 2019 The videotapes are from the collection of Gary George, who purchased them while serving an intern at NASA. Fox News, "Apollo 11: Original Moon landing recordings bought for $217 in 1976 sold at auction for $1.82M," 21 July 2019 Then came a coach’s challenge, a review of the videotape, and forensic evidence showed Krejci ever-so-slightly interfering with goalie Philipp Grubauer. BostonGlobe.com, "Bruins’ Karson Kuhlman not lacking in effort, just results - The Boston Globe," 13 Oct. 2019 But there were notes, and a videotape, both of which Ms. Gardner turned over to the Greitens legal team three weeks later. New York Times, "The St. Louis Prosecutor Went After the Establishment. Now the Tables Are Turned.," 14 June 2019 That graphic videotape, 26 minutes and 39 seconds, would show up 14 months later. Constance Grady, Vox, "Jim DeRogatis broke the R. Kelly story in 2000. Now he’s compiled a damning case against Kelly.," 5 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The killer, Steve Stephens, videotaped the crime, and posted the footage to Facebook. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Chardon school shooting, Facebook killer, Alianna DeFreeze: Biggest crime of the 2010s," 31 Dec. 2019 The third person involved, allegedly videotaped part of the encounter and the woman objected. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "ASU wrongfully expelled student accused of sexual misconduct, court rules," 30 Dec. 2019 Just days after the fatal attack, investigators videotaped Mann, dressed in black and white jail stripes, walking investigators through the family’s trailer. Emily Palmer, ProPublica, "The Law Says She Should Have Been Protected From Birth. Instead, She Was Left in the Care of Her Drug-Addicted Mother, Who Killed Her.," 18 Dec. 2019 Another time, an OSHA inspector was videotaping conditions in a store when a tower of boxes tumbled and nearly hit another worker. oregonlive, "Dollar Tree stores cited for job safety violations: buried in boxes," 11 Dec. 2019 New England’s own employees were caught videotaping the sideline of their upcoming opponent one week before the game. BostonGlobe.com, "Here we are again. Spygate II. And again the polygraphs are exploding as we wait for the Patriots to release “Spygate II In Context.’’," 18 Dec. 2019 At the beginning of the 2007 season, the Patriots were caught videotaping the New York Jets coaches' hand signals during a game. Amir Vera And Kevin Dotson, CNN, "New England Patriots admit to 'inappropriately' filming after accused of recording Cincinnati Bengals sideline," 10 Dec. 2019 Getty Images Just a week after Justin Timberlake was photographed and videotaped holding hands with actress and Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright in New Orleans, the actor has released a statement addressing the incident. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Justin Timberlake Denies Cheating Rumors in Instagram Statement," 5 Dec. 2019 Still others may see videotaping as a way to ensure accountability, such as by filming potential police misconduct. NBC News, "A New York teen's fatal stabbing was filmed by onlookers: Is social media to blame?," 28 Sep. 2019

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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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8 Jan 2020

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“Videotape.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videotape. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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More Definitions for videotape

videotape

noun
How to pronounce videotape (audio)

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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