adjective let·ter·boxed \ˈle-tər-ˌbäkst\
variants: or less commonly


play \ˈle-tər-ˌbäks\

Definition of letterboxed

of a video recording

  1. :  formatted so as to display the full rectangular frame of a wide-screen motion picture


play \ˈle-tər-ˌbäk-siŋ\ noun

Origin and Etymology of letterboxed

perhaps from the resemblance of the picture on the TV screen or the bands above and below the picture to slots in a mailbox

First Known Use: 1982

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