freeze-frame


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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: freezemeter
Previous Word in the Dictionary: freeze fracture
All Words Near: freeze-frame

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up freeze-frame? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).