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

Examples of intercut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her difficult public life is intercut with joyous scenes like that of her fruitful creative life, bringing viewers into her recording studio for the first time. Mary Sollosi,, "Taylor Swift unveils new song, opens up about politics and an eating disorder in Sundance doc Miss Americana," 24 Jan. 2020 Throwing back to The Larry Sanders Show, the interviews were intercut with behind-the-scenes bits of the guests, which usually ended in them expressing disappointment, jokingly, in host Fallon. Trilby Beresford, Billboard, "Jimmy Fallon Recruits Tina Fey, Ben Stiller for 'Larry Sanders' Inspired Anniversary 'Tonight Show': Watch," 26 Feb. 2019 As was the case with Fox's 2016 live musical, the back-up plan called to use footage from Saturday's dress rehearsal and intercut it with live scenes. Lesley Goldberg, Billboard, "How 'Rent' Is Handling Its Star's Broken Foot," 27 Jan. 2019 The movie's centerpiece is the 1977 National Women's Conference, with editor Sabine Hoffman deftly intercutting footage from the actual event with Moore's Steinem watching from backstage and Midler's Abzug giving her historic address. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Glorias': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020 Morgen intercuts archival footage with rotoscoped animation to create images that are simultaneously stylized and dazzling in their verisimilitude. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, "The 34 best political movies ever made," 23 Jan. 2020 Like Goodman in his Woodstock documentary, Silber and Brown combine archival footage and interviews, sometimes intercutting the violence in the United States with images of napalm, carnage, and combat from the war. Peter Keough,, "Documentary tales of two ’60s," 27 June 2019 Threaded throughout with stylistic extravagances that can feel intrusive, the film is most exciting when its dramatic scenes are intercut with archival footage to celebrate inspirational milestones in the history of women's rights in this country. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Glorias': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020 Much of the film, which was shot in Arizona last summer and features Bible scriptures intercut throughout, centers on a gospel choir in brown robes singing traditional Christian hymns. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Kanye West's 'Jesus is King' is spiritual, self-indulgent – and delayed yet again," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of intercut

1932, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Intercut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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