web·​cast ˈweb-ˌkast How to pronounce webcast (audio)
often capitalized
: a transmission of sound and images (as of an event) via the World Wide Web
webcast verb often capitalized
webcaster noun often capitalized

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The company stopped the webcast of the launch after about eight minutes to limit any views of the classified payload, which SpaceX said was at the request of its government customer. Doug Cameron, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2022 The call may also be accessed through a webcast on the investor relations page at http://ir.corporate.murphyusa.com. Arkansas Online, 26 Oct. 2022 To that end, six or more cameras are used for each Tipitina’s TV webcast, including a camera on a jib crane that captures swooping, fluid shots of the action. Keith Spera, NOLA.com, 26 Oct. 2020 Paul previewed his new sports show on Monday via a live webcast on YouTube, saying the show will feature celebrity guests and famous athletes. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 8 Aug. 2022 Only Twitter stockholders who held shares as of July 22 will be eligible to vote at the meeting, which will be held via webcast. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 27 July 2022 The special meeting of Discovery stockholders is scheduled for March 11, 2022, as an online via live audio webcast at this link. Todd Spangler, Variety, 11 Feb. 2022 How about a blooper reel from your webcast, industry interviews or fireside chat video series? Tom Wozniak, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 The launch occurred 24 hours after an initial attempt was scrubbed seconds before liftoff when the flight computer detected a problem with the position of a valve in one of the rocket’s engines, according to the SpaceX launch webcast. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 See More

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Word History


World Wide Web + broadcast

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of webcast was in 1995

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Cite this Entry

“Webcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webcast. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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