noun, often capitalized
web·​cast | \ ˈweb-ˌkast How to pronounce webcast (audio) \

Definition of webcast

: a transmission of sound and images (as of an event) via the World Wide Web

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Other Words from webcast

webcast verb, often capitalized
webcaster noun, often capitalized

Examples of webcast in a Sentence

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Watch our live webcast of the eclipse at https://t.co/bXJPfeOhji (photo simulation) https://t.co/yZrGz0ands pic.twitter.com/ocnCIlYPr7 The shadow also will move in faster than during 2017, heightening the experience of sudden nightfall. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "A 6,000-mile path will experience a total solar eclipse next week. The display won’t be easy to see.," 26 June 2019 The original 17-minute webcast was viewed fewer than 200 times and wasn’t immediately reported, Facebook says. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Internet and Evil," 20 Mar. 2019 The Falcon 9 webcast should begin 15 minutes before the scheduled liftoff time—or just about the time the Ariane 5 rocket is taking off. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Two big rockets launched early Wednesday—then one landed in high seas," 24 July 2018 An English-version webcast will be available on Arianespace's YouTube page. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Tuesday may deliver a triple-header of big launches to cap 2018," 17 Dec. 2018 The webcast below should begin about 20 minutes before liftoff. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX launches 2.5 tons of cargo to the ISS, but … [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 Live-streaming webcast is not lawless territory and users should obey the law and uphold moral standards. Gerry Shih, The Seattle Times, "Chinese online star detained for 5 days after singing the national anthem badly," 15 Oct. 2018 The webcast below should begin about 15 minutes before the window opens Sunday night. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX has landed on the West Coast for the first time [Updated]," 7 Oct. 2018 Those staying up late to watch the flight can tune into the webcast 15 minutes prior to launch. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Watch SpaceX launch a communications satellite tonight," 9 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of webcast

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for webcast

World Wide Web + broadcast

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