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

Recent Examples on the Web The company's webcast for today's launch should begin about 20 minutes before liftoff. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 4 Nov. 2020 Dozens of people gathered at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Wednesday to hear about Vivian from Morse and Fiffer, with the author appearing by webcast from his home in Evanston, Illinois. Emily Wagster Pettus, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 During a webcast following the first-quarter report, much of the focus was on the global chip shortage. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2021 The most recognizable name in the emerging electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) segment, JoeBen Bevirt, broke years-long silence yesterday during a webcast with the Washington Post. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 27 July 2021 Like every other industry, live events went remote, with concerts streamed on Zoom, Facebook and practically anywhere else that could carry a webcast. Ariel Shapiro, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council and a former top U.N. humanitarian official, who also participated in the webcast meeting, said unimpeded access to Tigray by aid workers was critical. New York Times, 10 June 2021 In an April 15 webcast with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Tim Ryan, CEO of accounting and professional services firm PwC, discussed his firm’s series of conversations. Washington Post, 18 June 2021 Buffett took a more polite tack, joking that there were probably a lot more bitcoin bulls listening to the Berkshire webcast than people betting against it. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 1 May 2021

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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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20 Sep 2021

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“Webcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/webcast. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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