Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[muhl-tee-mee-dee-uh, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈmi di ə, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the combined use of several media, as sound and full-motion video in computer applications.
of, relating to, or involving the use of multimedia.
having or offering the use of various communications or promotional media:
a multimedia corporation that owns TV stations and newspapers.
Origin of multimedia
First recorded in 1960-65; multi- + media1
Related forms
multimedial, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for multimedia
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • We give life to images, sounds, textures, to multimedia and virtual reality involving ourselves in new interactions.

  • The literate argument of science and multimedia's non-linear heuristic path to science are fundamentally different.

  • To access a book is different from accessing a multimedia knowledge platform.

  • Hackers even made sites available from which it is possible to download whole software and multimedia products.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for multimedia


plural noun
the combined use of media such as television, slides, etc, esp in education
of or relating to the use of a combination of media: multimedia teaching aids
(computing) of or relating to any of various systems which can manipulate data in a variety of forms, such as sound, graphics, or text
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for multimedia

also multi-media, 1962, from multi- + media.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for multimedia

Word Value for multimedia

Scrabble Words With Friends