rough cut

noun

Definition of rough cut

: a print of an incompletely edited motion picture

Examples of rough cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now [those scenes were] cut out from the director’s cut, not from the rough cut. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Martin Scorsese: The Irishman interview," 24 Oct. 2019 Selma, then, had to be my liaison with the channel and evaluate every script and rough cut to maintain the quality and the interpretive clarity the museum demanded. Lonnie G. Bunch Iii, Smithsonian, "How Lonnie Bunch Built a Museum Dream Team," 19 Sep. 2019 Fish obliged with a rough cut, without really knowing the ramifications. Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Times, "Column: FSW/Prime Ticket executive: High school sports coverage ‘is in our network’s DNA’," 18 Aug. 2019 After principal photography wrapped, Arnold returned to London with her team and started putting together a rough cut of Season 2. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Big Little Lies Season 2 Failed Director Andrea Arnold," 12 July 2019 Williams watched a rough cut and agreed to meet with Winer about score possibilities. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al.com, "Secrets of the ’80s ‘SpaceCamp’ movie, revealed," 3 July 2019 Working from a rough cut and Welles’ detailed notes, Marshall and his team were finally able to complete the project. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "Netflix’s Orson Welles revival is strange, fascinating, and frustrating," 1 Nov. 2018 American meals during the 19th century, much like the British diet of the time, consisted of stews, soups, rough cuts of meat, vegetables and fruits when in season, and bread, bread, and more bread. Amy Bentley, Smithsonian, "How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated," 4 June 2018 In July 2016, Nakao Haider went to Miami to show a rough cut to Wade. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Chicago Reader, "State basketball powerhouse Orr Academy’s incredible rise to glory bared in gripping new film," 12 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rough cut.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of rough cut

1937, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rough cut

Time Traveler for rough cut

Time Traveler

The first known use of rough cut was in 1937

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rough cut

Last Updated

16 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Rough cut.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20cut. Accessed 7 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on rough cut

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with rough cut

Comments on rough cut

What made you want to look up rough cut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the study of flags

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!