freeze-frame

noun
\ˈfrēz-ˈfrām \

Definition of freeze-frame 

1a : a frame of a motion-picture film that is repeated so as to give the illusion of a static picture

b : a static picture produced especially from a videodisc or videotape recording

2 : something resembling a freeze-frame especially in unchanging quality

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freeze-frame transitive verb

First Known Use of freeze-frame

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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freeze-frame

noun

English Language Learners Definition of freeze-frame

: a still, unchanging picture produced in a movie or video

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