deep focus


: a photographic effect or technique (as in filmmaking) characterized by great depth of field

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There is a deep focus on conservation here, especially in protecting the American bison and Rio Grande cutthroat trout, plus ample creature comforts: five-star accommodations, a world-class spa, and incredible food. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 6 Jan. 2023 The researchers concluded that these mental health benefits stem from the deep focus and feeling of weightlessness that divers experience underwater. Jason P. Dinh, Discover Magazine, 20 June 2022 And those whose work involves deep focus or sensitive conversations might prefer a soundproof space with a closeable door. Kenny Kane, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Of special interest to cinematographers is Williams’ versatile style, which has included fisheye lenses, split screens, aerial and tracking shots that move in multiple directions, slow motion and deep focus. Peter Caranicas, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 The deep focus on Angeli himself runs the risk of making this a fans-only affair, though animation enthusiasts will likely appreciate it as much as Angeli diehards. Michael Nordine, Variety, 24 Jan. 2022 Working from home served as a Mecca for those that thrive in distraction-free, deep focus environments. Paige Francis, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 But commuting weekly from Florida to New York does leave her with uninterrupted time to tap into a deep focus for work, or just get some shut-eye. Meredith Lepore, Travel + Leisure, 30 Sep. 2021 The permanent collection exhibition of artists from the second half of the 20th Century now has special installations with a deep focus on a few artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein and Kara Walker. Tom Teicholz, Forbes, 23 June 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'deep focus.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deep focus was in 1948

Dictionary Entries Near deep focus

Cite this Entry

“Deep focus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?