jump cut

noun

Definition of jump cut

: a sudden often jarring cut from one shot or scene to another without intervening devices (such as fade-outs) broadly : an abrupt transition (as in a narrative)

Other Words from jump cut

jump-cut \ ˈjəmp-​ˌkət How to pronounce jump cut (audio) \ verb

Examples of jump cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut to young Kate waking up in bed looking at a photo of Jack, Rebecca, and her brothers, followed by a quick jump cut of future Kate looking at a photo of herself and Rebecca on her wedding day to Philip. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 24 May 2022 The film’s most crucial plot point is withheld in the jump cut. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 12 May 2022 Haskins took a handoff out of the pistol formation and made a slight jump cut behind the line of scrimmage before plunging into a sea of bodies. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 24 Oct. 2021 And Walker punctuated a 10-play, 74-yard drive with another jump cut to freeze the defense from 3 yards out and make it 14-0. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 Deshaun Fenwick made a nice jump cut for a good gainer during 11-on-11. oregonlive, 19 Aug. 2021 With every jump cut out of harm’s way, every highlight-reel catch over a hapless defender, Dobbins looks more and more essential to the Ravens’ offense in 2020 and beyond. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 29 Aug. 2020 Sedgewick has a knack for the sparkling digression and arresting jump cut, hopping back and forth between El Salvador and the wider world, where coffee was being consumed in ever-increasing quantities. Michael Pollan, The Atlantic, 6 Apr. 2020 The Fifth sprawls across three parts and five movements, with numerous jump cuts and sharp turns along the way. Matthew Guerrieri, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of jump cut

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Jump cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20cut. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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