bokeh

noun bo·keh \ ˈbō-kā , -kə \

Definition of bokeh

: the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph taken with a narrow depth of field
  • Good bokeh is smooth and pleasing, whereas bad bokeh produces a jagged and discordant effect. … The quality of bokeh is largely dependent on the construction of the lens. For this reason, lenses that provide high-quality bokeh are prized.
  • —Harold Davis

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Origin and Etymology of bokeh

borrowed from Japanese boke "blur, haziness"


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