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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Moss’s mother, who worked with her on election night, testified on videotape about the impact on her. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2022 In 1996, another media file of the couple was beginning to circulate the globe—a videotape taken from a safe, which had been burglarized from the couple’s California residence. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 1 Feb. 2022 The scenes were documented on videotape — by the kind of reporters and investigators the industry wants to see silenced and treated as criminals. Matthew Scully, National Review, 11 July 2022 Moss’s mother, who worked with her on election night, testified on videotape about the impact on her. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 28 June 2022 The officer went to the motel to view the security videotape. cleveland, 10 June 2022 Although Fuentes was charged only with actions that appear on the videotape and involve just a handful of ballots, investigators believe the effort went much farther. CBS News, 3 June 2022 The videotape was played dozens of times during the trial, backward, forward, in slow motion, in actual time, freeze-framed and with overlays. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 Moss’s mother, who worked with her on election night, testified on videotape about the impact on her. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Gilot lives in New York City, where Pickett plans to videotape an interview with both honorees this fall. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2022 But the panel’s ability to draw on all that material traces back to a decision its members and investigators made months ago to videotape depositions with witnesses, a move largely unheard-of on Capitol Hill. New York Times, 25 June 2022 As the investigation picked up momentum in the fall of last year, the committee made the critical decision to videotape every interview. New York Times, 25 June 2022 Karlis Arnolds Avots) is willing to risk a beating or arrest to videotape that occupation, along with friend Zeps (Sandis Runge). Dennis Harvey, Variety, 10 June 2022 Kligora, who had some broadcast equipment in his carry-on, asked the passenger sitting in seat 1-C to videotape it all. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Lee was already on probation for attacking a cameraman who was trying to videotape the couple during a Hollywood outing in 1996. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2022 Should people be able to videotape in public health department lobbies? Ariel Hart, ajc, 9 Feb. 2022 Protesters can’t videotape, photograph or otherwise record patients or providers within 100 feet of reproductive clinics. Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

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“Videotape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videotape. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for 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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