chroma-key

noun

chro·​ma-key ˈkrō-mə-ˌkē How to pronounce chroma-key (audio)
: a photographic compositing technique based on the separation of colors in the original images
especially : blue screen sense 1

Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chroma-key was in 1974

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“Chroma-key.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chroma-key. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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