mul·​ti·​me·​dia | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈmē-dē-ə How to pronounce multimedia (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multimedia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: using, involving, or encompassing several media a multimedia approach to learning

Definition of multimedia (Entry 2 of 2)

: a technique (such as the combining of sound, video, and text) for expressing ideas (as in communication, entertainment, or art) in which several media are employed also : something (such as software) using or facilitating such a technique

Examples of multimedia in a Sentence

Adjective a multimedia exhibit of photographs, films, and music
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Is a multimedia Mexican company founded in 2012 by Mariano Menéndez and Marco Landucci. Forbes Partner Releases, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 The first live music event in the PVAC will showcase separate performances of the symphony’s brass and percussion, woodwind and string ensembles; the master chorale; and a multimedia performance of the Grossmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2021 Participants in the exhibition include multimedia artist Harriet Bowman and her son Len, who created a large-scale wallpaper that will cover the back of the gallery. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021 Imagine Mural Festival brings artists together to create multimedia art installations in downtown Louisville, adjacent to the Muhammad Ali Center. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 17 July 2021 With progress stalled, the state is relaunching a multimedia public awareness campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 The Black president and his fabulous wife are now multimedia mega-superstars. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 The multimedia virtual performance features Assaf as well as an all-female Middle Eastern music ensemble. Jim Kiest And Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Apr. 2021 Thomas, who hints there are multimedia celebrations in the works for the album's 50th anniversary next year, says a key to its authenticity was sitting down with the likes of Mel Brooks, Shel Silverstein and Carl Reiner to foster inspiration. Cathy Applefeld Olson, Billboard, 24 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction Wondermind is a multimedia company and mental health ecosystem created by entrepreneurs Selena Gomez, Mandy Teefey and Daniella Pierson, that democratizes and destigmatizes mental health through an approachable, 360-degree approach. Julia Wuench, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Now, Woolston has channeled that emotional experience into a new multimedia installation, The Dynamics of Flow—part of an LED monolith exhibit debuting later this week at Art Basel Miami Beach. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2021 Now the multimedia company has announced the show will launch its first full season Sept. 4. Kathleen Christiansen,, 3 Sep. 2021 Writer and linguist Kola Tubosun created a multimedia dictionary for the Yoruba language and also created a text-to-speech machine for the language. Matt O'brien And Chinedu Asadu, USA TODAY, 25 Dec. 2021 Before joining The Times, Broussalian managed the multimedia efforts of Project Syndicate, first from the Czech Republic and later from New York City. Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 The 15 multimedia projects and installations in this program are world premieres unless otherwise specified. Brent Lang, Variety, 9 Dec. 2021 Since 2007, the New Frontier exhibition has showcased multimedia storytelling, art installations, and biodigital performances that make use of emerging technologies like virtual reality, haptic tech, and AI, among other tools. Natalie Lin, Vulture, 9 Dec. 2021 The nonprofit has partnered with the Ivy School for a few years now, and Smith teaches music and movement, along with multimedia production. Jon Goodwin | Kgw News, oregonlive, 7 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of multimedia


1962, in the meaning defined above

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of multimedia

: using or involving several forms of communication or expression


mul·​ti·​me·​dia | \ ˌməl-ti-ˈmē-dē-ə \

Kids Definition of multimedia

: using or composed of more than one form of communication or expression The museum has a multimedia exhibit of photos, videos, and music.

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