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freeze–frame

noun \ˈfrēz-ˈfrām\

: a still, unchanging picture produced in a movie or video

Full Definition of FREEZE-FRAME

1
a :  a frame of a motion-picture film that is repeated so as to give the illusion of a static picture
b :  a static picture produced especially from a videodisc or videotape recording
2
:  something resembling a freeze-frame especially in unchanging quality
freeze–frame transitive verb

First Known Use of FREEZE-FRAME

1948

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