songvid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

song +‎ vid

Noun[edit]

songvid (plural songvids)

  1. A fan-made video consisting of third-party clips with a song as background.
    • 2006, Kristina Busse & Karen Hellekson, "Introduction: Work in Progress", in Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays (eds. Karen Hellekson & Kristina Busse), McFarland & Company (2006), →ISBN, page 12:
      Whereas formerly vidders would create songvids by using their VCRs to splice together scenes, now vids are more sophisticated, with vidders using complex authoring software to manipulate electronic files.
    • 2009, Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (ed. Robin Anne Reid), Greenwood Press (2009), →ISBN, pages 313:
      The resulting videos, known as vids or songvids, may comment on or otherwise interpret the filmic source material, or tell new stories that feature the characters.
    • 2013, Karen Collins, Playing with Sound: A Theory of Interacting with Sound and Music in Video Games, MIT Press (2013), →ISBN, page 97:
      Songvids, as music-based vids became known, are arguably the most popular form of vidding and influenced machinima.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:songvid.

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