slo-mo noun

Examples of slo-mo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additional, slo-mo doc footage of depressed, quotidian Romania extends the movie to nearly three hours, which itself becomes a commentary on media excess and the crisis of impatient social-media narratives. Armond White, National Review, 22 Mar. 2024 Why did the battle scene at the encampment swerve into sloppy slo-mo choreography? Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2024 Elegant drone camerawork over the hills and canyons of Los Angeles paints the setting, while amazing macro shots offer a rare chance to admire the usually fast-moving birds, whether through slo-mo footage of them suspended in air or ultra-close-ups of nonflying patients on the mend. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2024 Today, the axis of resistance puts out daily videos of battlefield operations, complete with slo-mo effects to highlight direct hits on Israeli soldiers and military installations. Narges Bajoghli, Foreign Affairs, 17 Jan. 2024 Over the course of the film, all the slo-mo and visceral violence — used not to define action but to highlight individual movement, preventing the scenes from having any spatial context — becomes grating. Lucas Trevor, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2023 Do aliens really have to look this stupid? Action scenes are serviceable enough but rarely exciting, pumped up with Snyder’s usual tool kit of speed-ramping and slo-mo. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Dec. 2023 The only thing more numerous than the Christmas references (the family members’ names are Carol, Holly, Joy and Nick) are clichés, down to a Tarantino slo-mo walk for no reason. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 In the book, Sanders and the L.A. studio of the international architecture firm Woods Bagot promote a slo-mo revolution, not some fast-breaking tech-style disruption. Curbed, 29 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slo-mo was in 1967

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“Slo-mo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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slo-mo adjective
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