jump cut


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)

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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 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, "Ravens superlatives: The best and worst from two weeks of training camp," 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, "Capitalism’s Favorite Drug," 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, "Noseda returns to the NSO podium and, just in time, finds the narrative," 21 Feb. 2020 The trailer is stuffed with overdramatic jump cuts and hammy retorts from its famous actors—including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Inside the Creation of Knives Out, One of the Most Unexpectedly Subversive Films of the Year," 26 Nov. 2019 Beck’s early lyrics were seen as a random, ironic reflection of the MTV aesthetic—the jump cuts, the onslaught of arbitrary images. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Beck Is Home," 25 Nov. 2019 There are snappy black-and-white flashbacks to Bergoglio’s youth in Argentina, and jolting jump cuts to specific memories. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Breezy Buddy Comedy About the Modern Papacy," 29 Nov. 2019 Attempting to run between guard and tackle, Ballage took a handoff from Fitzpatrick and used a jump cut trying to identify a hole. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Sheldon Richardson responds to Myles Garrett, Larry Ogunjobi suspensions by playing his best game as a Brown -- Film Review," 26 Nov. 2019 McKissic had two big gains in the third quarter, including one shifty jump cut to get by Tahir Whitehead for an 11-yard run. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions grades: Coaching, defense fail again in brutal loss to Raiders," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of jump cut

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jump cut was in 1947

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“Jump cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20cut. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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