anamorphic

adjective
ana·​mor·​phic | \ˌa-nə-ˈmȯr-fik \

Definition of anamorphic 

: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image an anamorphic lens

Examples of anamorphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The entire weirdness of the GT’s form—the visual weight of the bodywork over the wheel arches, for example—is the product of the anamorphic stretching of the coupe form in the vertical. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2018 BMW 640xi GT: A High-Riding, Roomy Sedan That’s Fun to Drive," 20 Apr. 2018 The exact same movie as designed, just captured with anamorphic lenses. Simon Abrams, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Marvel Fan and a Superhero Skeptic Debate 'Black Panther'," 21 Feb. 2018 The transfer isn't anamorphic, and the audio is compressed Dolby 2.0. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Could Disney finally give us the remastered, unedited Star Wars we want?," 6 Nov. 2017 Nightmare has its own look and a different aspect ratio and anamorphic lenses. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'It Comes at Night' Director on His Personal Post-Apocalyptic Tale," 9 June 2017 The new version also boosts multi-track audio support for Apple devices and iPhone-compatible anamorphic video at full size. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, "Use Handbrake to Get Higher Quality Movies on Your iPod/AppleTV," 21 Feb. 2008

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'anamorphic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of anamorphic

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anamorphic

New Latin anamorphosis distorted optical image

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anamorphic

Share anamorphic

Statistics for anamorphic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for anamorphic

The first known use of anamorphic was in 1875

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on anamorphic

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with anamorphic

Comments on anamorphic

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!