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music video

noun
1.
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.
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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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