in·​ter·​cut | \ ˌin-tər-ˈkət How to pronounce intercut (audio) \
intercut; intercutting; intercuts

Definition of intercut

transitive verb

1 : to insert (a contrasting camera shot) into a take by cutting
2 : to insert a contrasting camera shot into (a take) by cutting

intransitive verb

: to alternate contrasting camera shots by cutting

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Everyday life is at the center of the show and The Troubles are in the background, occasionally intercutting the action. Ruth Kinane,, "5 reasons you should stop everything and watch Derry Girls on Netflix right now," 20 Aug. 2019 The book handles this by intercutting chapters in Hopper's mid-'80s Indiana cabin with action back in 1977 NYC. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Darkness on the Edge of Town," 29 June 2019 Some channels do history like a school teacher would: intercutting their talking head with old timey drawings and diagrams. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Spiff Up Your Real-World Skills With Old Timey YouTube," 25 June 2019 The documentary is full of behind-the-scenes clips of the band members intercut with snippets of fans trying to articulate what attracts them to the group. Neil Genzlinger,, "Peter Whitehead, swinging ’60s filmmaker, dies at 82," 19 June 2019 His words were intercut with documentary footage, which ranged from 20th-century newsreels to Cooper's own recent interview with Vanderbilt. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Anderson Cooper's Eulogy for His Mother, Gloria Vanderbilt," 17 June 2019 Thus the editing proceeds throughout the project, as Vallée intercuts brief snippets of images that might later make sense. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "What makes HBO’s Sharp Objects so good is hiding in plain sight," 6 July 2018 Being able to see the beginning of that relationship intercut with the possible end of it. Nicole Sperling, HWD, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Director J.A. Bayona Has More Than Dinosaurs on His Mind," 20 June 2018 The scenes are short, clipped, often intercutting between two lines of action. Michael Phillips,, "'The Seagull' review: Decamping to Chekhovlandia with Saoirse Ronan," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of intercut

1932, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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