crosscutting

noun
cross·​cut·​ting | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌkə-tiŋ How to pronounce crosscutting (audio) \

Definition of crosscutting

: a technique especially in filmmaking of interweaving bits of two or more separate scenes

Examples of crosscutting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the surface, that does sound more straightforward than season 1’s secret crosscutting between decades. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Question Club: What do we want from Westworld season 3?," 2 July 2018 Disaster flick crosscutting reveals that — what are the odds? — a wolf up in Wyoming and a gator down in the Everglades have been similarly mutated, in keeping with the game’s setup. Tom Russo, BostonGlobe.com, "A brand of Rock to soothe the savage beast," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of crosscutting

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Crosscutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosscutting. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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