or au·di·o-vis·u·al

[ aw-dee-oh-vizh-oo-uh l ]
/ ˌɔ di oʊˈvɪʒ u əl /


of, pertaining to, involving, or directed at both hearing and sight: audiovisual facilities; audiovisual techniques.


Usually audiovisuals. audiovisual aids.

Nearby words

  1. audiometry,
  2. audion,
  3. audiophile,
  4. audiotape,
  5. audiotypist,
  6. audiovisual aids,
  7. audiphone,
  8. audit,
  9. audit bureau of circulation,
  10. audit trail

Origin of audiovisual

First recorded in 1935–40; audio- + visual

Related formsau·di·o·vis·u·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for audiovisual


/ (ˌɔːdɪəʊˈvɪzjʊəl, -ʒʊəl) /


(esp of teaching aids) involving or directed at both hearing and sightthe language class had new audiovisual equipment
Derived Formsaudiovisually, adverb

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Word Origin and History for audiovisual



1937 (also audio-visual), from audio- + visual.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for audiovisual



Both audible and visible.
Of or relating to materials, such as films and videotapes, that present information in audible and pictorial form.

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