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 The show's first four episodes intercut the present-day storyline with flashbacks intended to fill in the blanks between Return of the Jedi and The Mandalorian, with Boba remembering the recent past while healing in a Bacta tank. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 9 Feb. 2022 The title sequence of the film features a montage of imagery from Black Lives Matter protests and other recent news events intercut with Parks’ images from civil rights movement protests. Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2021 When Riley and Maurissa eventually hit the Boom Boom Room — moans and all, remember — producers intercut scenes of Connor forlornly wandering Playa Escondida. Ariana Romero,, 25 Aug. 2021 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,, 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, 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, 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, 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, 23 Jan. 2020 See More

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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 23 May. 2022.

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