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 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 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

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First Known Use of rough cut

1937, in the meaning defined above

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5 Apr 2020

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“Rough cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20cut. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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