letterboxed

adjective
let·​ter·​boxed | \ ˈle-tər-ˌbäkst How to pronounce letterboxed (audio) \
variants: or less commonly letterbox \ ˈle-​tər-​ˌbäks How to pronounce letterbox (audio) \

Definition of letterboxed

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

Other Words from letterboxed

letterboxing \ ˈle-​tər-​ˌbäk-​siŋ How to pronounce letterboxing (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of letterboxed

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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