from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A filmed or videotaped rendition of a recorded song, often portraying musicians performing the song or including visual images interpreting the lyrics.


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  • In your not-so-humble opinion, what is the hands-down best music video ever created?

    go ahead, ASK ME

  • MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Greatest Video Hits" is a music video featuring topless lap dancing.


  • She and a half dozen other girls and their mothers gathered there on the corner spontaneously, then every Friday afternoon, when I recognized El Guanaco in Madonna’s music video for “Borderline.”

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Distractibility and daydreaming during reading class may be an attention deficit yet may also be early indicators of creativity and innovative thinking, “symptoms” that will bolster her career as a scriptwriter or music video producer.

    A Mind at a Time

  • The music video for “Nann” began popping up on MTV and BET, along with white spots on my face.

    Magic City

  • This denim pant can easily pass for an acid-wash eighties music video costume, boasting a waistband that can fall closer to your bust than your waistline.

    The Style Checklist


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