jump cut

noun
Updated on: 15 Mar 2018

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)

jump-cut

play \ˈjəmp-ˌkət\ verb

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1947


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