Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Proper noun[edit]


  1. (television) Music Television, a television channel that originally showed mostly music videos but now shows a wide variety of content.
    • 1985, Sting & Mark Knopfler (lyrics and music), “Money for Nothing”, in Brothers in Arms, performed by Dire Straits:
      I want my, I want my MTV / Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it / You play the guitar on the MTV / That ain't workin', that's the way you do it / Money for nothin', and chicks for free
    • 1990, “Freedom! ’90”, in Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, performed by George Michael:
      We won the race, got out of the place / Went back home, got a brand new face for the boys on MTV

Derived terms[edit]