Definition of webisode in English:

webisode

noun

  • 1An original episode derived from a television series, made for online viewing.

    • ‘To hear Johnson tell it, last summer he hit upon the idea of offering online Bridges webisodes that would lead to a cliff hanger resolved at the start of the next Friday-night show.’
    • ‘If ‘The Office’ repeats on NBC aren't enough for you, Webisodes of the show debut on nbc.com July 13.’
    • ‘Finally there are "webisodes" which are 2-3 minute flash episodes made for the internet (produced in 2000), as well as trailers for other Columbia television shows on DVD.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide all webisodes of our shows for free.’
    • ‘Average Joe interest in advertising continues to rise, whether it be a Jerry Seinfeld ‘Webisode’ or a TV spot touting fried chicken as part of a healthy diet.’
    1. 1.1 An online video that presents an original short film or promotes a product, film, or television series.
      • ‘The original plan was to create several 10 - minute "Webisodes" for the now-defunct Digital Entertainment Network, a streaming-video Web site.’
      • ‘Burnett produced a series of more than 100 Webisodes, or short Web-based films, that followed Army recruits through basic training’
      • ‘The fine lads at Empire promise to run a new scene/clip/webisode from the production every day this week and we've got the first one - along with the trailer - below the break.’
      • ‘Guests, including Def and Q-Tip, gathered in a cozy Williamsburg studio to record, and watching the fly-on-the-wall webisodes, it looks like a ton of freewheelin' fun.’

Origin

1990s: blend of web (in the sense ‘World Wide Web’) and episode.

Pronunciation:

webisode

/ˈwɛbɪsəʊd/