angle shot


: a picture taken with the camera pointed at an angle from the horizontal

Examples of angle shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cameraman had positioned himself in the burial pit to get a low-angle shot of the bodies sliding down a shoot. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Feb. 2023 The roughly 31-minute clip is an overhead surveillance wide-angle shot taken from a city surveillance camera that offers a bird's-eye view of the unsettling beating. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 29 Jan. 2023 Mrázek handed off the puck behind the net to Isaak Phillips, who made a savvy stretch pass to Athanasiou, who then flipped a sharp-angle shot over Avs goalie Pavel Francouz. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 13 Jan. 2023 There are dozens of related decisions here: stuff about where to put cameras, how wide a wide-angle shot should be, whether the action should feel static or dynamic, what color purple is too royal or too pastel, how to capture audience reactions. Vulture, 23 May 2022 Vilardi scored on a sharp-angle shot with 3:18 remaining, picking up his ninth goal and second game-winner of the season. Dan Greenspan, Sun Sentinel, 5 Nov. 2022 The sophomore gathered himself in the corner and flipped up a tough-angle shot that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded, giving Grand Blanc a 31-15 halftime advantage. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2022 Puljujarvi tucked his sharp-angle shot in under the crossbar to give Edmonton a 4-0 edge 4:15 into the second, with McDavid notching the primary assist for his ninth game with three or more points this season. Dan Greenspan, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2022 An autographed poster of the Phoenix Suns hung across the hall from a wide-angle shot of Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle shot was circa 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Angle shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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