Definition of videocassette recorder in English:

videocassette recorder

(also VCR)

noun

  • A device that, when linked to a television set, can be used for recording on and playing videotapes.

    • ‘Even the Betamax name still has recognition today, almost 20 years after the video cassette recorder was pulled from the market after losing a standards battle with VHS.’
    • ‘Images may be recorded for playback on a standard VHS video cassette recorder.’
    • ‘We are facing a very new and a very troubling assault and we are facing it from a thing called the video cassette recorder and its necessary companion called the blank tape.’
    • ‘The thieves also stole a micro-wave oven, a techniques amplifier and and six speakers, a fan and a video cassette recorder.’
    • ‘This was the famous Betamax case which established the legality of the first video cassette recorder introduced into the commercial market.’
    • ‘Solar energy to power a television and a video cassette recorder was switched on at the Luvundu Senior Secondary School near here yesterday.’
    • ‘It's like hooking up a video cassette recorder to each system.’
    • ‘It is in this time period that the Internet started, that the video cassette recorder was introduced and that the cable industry grew.’
    • ‘When I was a kid, I used to watch Swiss Family Robinson on an old VHS tape playing on an even older video cassette recorder.’
    • ‘In Britain, around 94 per cent of homes now have at least one colour TV and 66 per cent a video cassette recorder.’

Pronunciation:

videocassette recorder

/rēˈkôrdər//ˌvidēōkəˈset rəˈkôrdər/