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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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 These scenes are intercut with old BBC footage from a special on McQueen's first couture show at Givenchy, as well as still photographs taken by Anne Deniau, who followed the designer over a period of 13 years. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "The New Alexander McQueen Doc Evokes the Eye-Welling, Spine-Tingling Emotion of His Most Memorable Shows," 20 Apr. 2018 Curran and his producers attempted to capture the media coverage by intercutting archival news footage and newspaper headlines throughout the narrative. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "Why the True Story of “Chappaquiddick” Is Impossible to Tell," 2 Apr. 2018 The film intercuts the hijackers’ circumstance with wrangling between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin (Lior Ashkenazi) and defense head Shimon Peres (Marsan) over how to respond. Tom Russo,, "‘7 Days in Entebbe’ tells the tale of a flight held hostage in Uganda," 15 Mar. 2018 Padilla intercuts the action and drama with scenes of a performance of an Israeli modern dance troupe rehearsing a show. Michael Heaton,, "'7 Days in Entebbe' is tense historical drama (Review)," 15 Mar. 2018 The latest from director Todd Haynes, which intercuts two stories, one set in 1927 and the other in 1977, each involving a deaf child exploring Manhattan, had interesting cinematic possibilities. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Movie review capsules, Oct. 29," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of intercut

1932, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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