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letterboxed

play
adjective let·ter·boxed \ˈle-tər-ˌbäkst\

Definition of letterboxed

of a video recording

  1. :  formatted so as to display the full rectangular frame of a wide-screen motion picture

let·ter·box·ing play \-ˌbäk-siŋ\ noun


Variants of letterboxed

also let·ter·box play \-ˌbäks\

Origin of letterboxed

perhaps from the resemblance of the picture on the TV screen or the bands above and below the picture to slots in a mailbox


First Known Use: 1989


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