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 With each year that goes by, your videotape collection degrades a little more. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 21 May 2021 This month, local veterans will share their memories and thoughts on Memorial Day via videotape. courant.com, 21 May 2021 Scouts, coaches and executives will now have to rely more on individual workouts, videotape and virtual interviews to make decisions. oregonlive, 19 Feb. 2021 Monday’s videotape of San Diego’s acceptance will air as part of this year’s July 21 closing ceremony. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 The suit alleges Phillips used excessive force, and then never responded to a prosecuting attorney, who asked him by email before Rodrigues’ trial if a videotape existed of the stop. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2021 Customers could consult with TI experts and watch videotape presentations of the latest gadgets. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, 8 Apr. 2021 Since Levinson's disappearance in March 2007, he has been seen only in a hostage videotape recorded in 2010 and a handful of photographs, dressed in an orange jumpsuit while holding a placard. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 At the very time the protesters were filling the streets demanding change, police and prosecutors were reviewing Hernandez’s death, which like Floyd’s was also captured on videotape in agonizing detail. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The onlookers were trying to get close to the young woman to videotape her and take photos. Rebecca Boone, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 The resolution also allows protesters to videotape police. Todd Richmond And Mohammad Ibrahim, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 The onlookers were trying to get close to the young woman to videotape her and take photos. Rebecca Boone, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 The onlookers were trying to get close to the young woman to videotape her and take photos. Rebecca Boone, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 The onlookers were trying to get close to the young woman to videotape her and take photos. Rebecca Boone, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 More neighbors, finished with dishwashing after dinner, spilled onto the sidewalk to videotape the scene and posted footage on Facebook. Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2021 His slate proposes to videotape and post the meetings to the township website, shop around for purchases that cost more than $50 and seek bids on all contracts no matter how small. Michelle Mullins, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2021 Before Zoom or WebEx, Dalio would videotape every managerial meeting, including his own. Howard Yu, Forbes, 1 Mar. 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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Time Traveler for videotape

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The first known use of videotape was in 1953

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3 Jun 2021

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“Videotape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/videotape. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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