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noun video pronunciation in British English /ˈvɪdiəʊ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the recording and broadcasting of moving images and sound
    Use video and unique content on your website to make it stand out.
    The incident was captured on video.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] recorded on video, or relating to video
      video evidence
      audio and video equipment
  2. 2
    a recording of moving images and sound made digitally or, in the past, on videotape
    video of: They made a video of the wedding.
    I will probably use the tablet for watching videos.
    He’s discovered a home video of her as a baby.
    1. a.
      a short film made to be shown with a pop song
      She is getting ready to shoot music videos for her new singles.


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