cutting room


Definition of cutting room

: a room where film or videotape is edited often used attributively in cutting-room floor to describe something removed or discarded in or as if in editing a film

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Recent Examples on the Web And Even Laster: Neologisn’tm: One of the thousands of new-word ideas providing flooring material for the Empress’s cutting room. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1350: Find inspo in new dictionary words," 19 Sep. 2019 The state-of-the-art midcentury modern building had a big, airy storefront, two smokers, a huge meat-cutting room and office space. Laura Demarco,, "End of an era: Cleveland's beloved Sausage Shoppe to close after 80 years (photos)," 25 Mar. 2018 At one point, Mitch McConnell resorted to tweeting out cutting room-floor dialogue from the climactic final scene of a movie about an elite hostage negotiating team. Jay Willis, GQ, "The Government Shutdown, Explained: Why the Democrats Walked Away Empty-Handed," 23 Jan. 2018 The following winter, Seghesio spent a month with Cecchini; the first two days consisted of sweeping and mopping before Seghesio was promoted to the meat-cutting room and given a short course in whole-animal butchery. Janet Fletcher, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sonoma County winemaker trades viticulture for sausage making," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cutting room

1918, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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“Cutting room.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of cutting room

: a room where movies or television shows are edited and put into their final form

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