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

Examples of cutting room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the leaves turn in an election year, Congress invariably rushes to get out of Washington leaving any ambitious legislation on the cutting room floor. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 17 June 2022 But in an interview with EW, Loggins, 74, revealed that his song reboot ended up on the cutting room floor. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 1 June 2022 Someone got left on the cutting room floor of Tom Cruise’s career retrospective montage at the Cannes Film Festival. William Earl, Variety, 18 May 2022 Anthony Hopkins later referenced Smith’s speech in his introduction for the best actress prize, but that part of his remarks was also left on the cutting room floor when things were uploaded. Clayton Davis, Variety, 3 May 2022 What’s the best story from the book that got left on the cutting room floor? Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 25 Apr. 2022 Both her parents worked in the industry — her father in the cutting room and her mother in the costume shop. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 On hand was Zoey Deutch, who steals the show as the female lead in the mobster drama that unfolds entirely within the cutting room of a Savile Row savant-turned-cunning Chicago kingpin played by Sir Mark Rylance. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 11 Mar. 2022 Was anything left on the cutting room floor in this episode? Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cutting room

1918, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Cutting room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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