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 There was no Le Pew footage in a rough cut of the new film viewed three months ago by Deadline sources. Los Angeles Times, "Why you won’t see lecherous skunk Pepé Le Pew in LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ movie," 8 Mar. 2021 Interior and exterior vertical walls are rough cut while horizontal surfaces are cut on all four sides to match perfectly. Brenda Richardson, Forbes, "Contemporary Lakefront Estate In Austin, Texas Sells For A Record Price Tag," 4 Mar. 2021 Moore got hold of a rough cut, on VHS, and was awestruck. Mark O’connell, The New Yorker, "Cartoon Saloon and the New Golden Age of Animation," 11 Dec. 2020 The idea for the book came about when the Malones were in New Hampshire to screen a rough cut of Burns’ documentary. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "Close-knit couple were the perfect pair to write ‘Nashville’s Songwriting Sweethearts’," 26 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of rough cut

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Rough cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20cut. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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