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 The crosscutting between Brom’s murder by Al’s henchman and Al seemingly flirting with yet another murder amplifies our sense that the man is every place at once: a sorcerer whose powers extend past the camp’s borders. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 15 Dec. 2021 Though Lacenaire is not always as interesting as Raskolnikov or Dostoevsky, the crosscutting is generally effective at suggesting similarities and sources. Steven G. Kellman, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2021 On the surface, that does sound more straightforward than season 1’s secret crosscutting between decades. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, 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,, 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of crosscutting

1930, in the meaning defined above

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20 Dec 2021

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“Crosscutting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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