music video

a commercial videotape featuring a performance of a popular song, often through a stylized dramatization by the performers with lip-synching and special effects.
Also called video, video record. Unabridged
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music video

promotional film for popular music, especially a rock song. Music videos began to be widely broadcast on television in the early 1980s. Like the commercials they essentially are, music videos may qualify as the quintessential postmodern art form: hybrid, parasitic, appropriative, often compromised by commerce or undermined by aesthetic pretension, ideally compact, and assimilable.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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Example sentences
Music video and song captions are shown on television screen to remind the
  singers during singing.
Currently in the pre-production phases of a music video shoot.
Also, zip codes formed the occasion for this wonderful music video about the
  introduction of the system.
Click on a music video of a favorite singer and discover a way to eavesdrop on
  an exclusive interview.
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