freeze-frame

noun \ ˈfrēz-ˈfrām \

Definition of freeze-frame

1 a : 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

freeze-frame

transitive verb

First Known Use of freeze-frame

1948

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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freeze-frame

Definition of freeze-frame for English Language Learners

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


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