short subject

noun

Definition of short subject

: a brief often documentary or educational film

Examples of short subject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clips from the presentation of those awards — film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, sound, documentary short subject, animated short and live-action short — will be later incorporated into the broadcast. Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Additional winners included Oscar nominated short Bestia, which won an Annie for best short subject. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2022 The categories that won't be presented live are documentary short subject, film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short film, live action short film, and sound. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 23 Feb. 2022 The affected categories are film editing, makeup and hairstyling, original score, production design and sound as well as documentary short subject, animated short and live-action short. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 It is also shortlisted in the Academy Awards’ documentary short subject category. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 25 Jan. 2022 The film, which is nominated for best documentary (short subject), chronicles the mass protests in Hong Kong that erupted in 2019 over an extradition bill. Laura He, CNN, 30 Mar. 2021 The film earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary short subject in 1996. Penelope Green, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2020 The documentary premiered at the Sundance Festival to enthusiastic reviews, and has been short-listed for Oscar consideration in the best documentary short subject category. NBC News, 6 Jan. 2020 See More

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

First Known Use of short subject

1908, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About short subject

Time Traveler for short subject

Time Traveler

The first known use of short subject was in 1908

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near short subject

short-story writer

short subject

short sweetening

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for short subject

Cite this Entry

“Short subject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20subject. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on short subject

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for short subject

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!