slow-motion

adjective
\ ˈslō-ˈmō-shən How to pronounce slow-motion (audio) \

Definition of slow-motion

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being motion-picture or video photography in which the action that has been photographed is made to appear to occur slower than it actually occurred a slow-motion replay also : slowly moving a slow-motion dance

slow motion

noun

Definition of slow motion (Entry 2 of 2)

: slow-motion photography

Examples of slow-motion in a Sentence

Noun The scene was shot in slow motion. They showed the goal in slow motion.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun City Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the current leader of the opposition coalition, looked on as the slow motion train wreck continued before his eyes. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 Her sister Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter to share a slow motion video of the couple celebrating their engagement. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 18 Oct. 2021 The speed of these self-propelling droplets on a hot oil surface seemed to defy physics until researchers broke out the super slow motion camera. Sarah Vitak, Scientific American, 5 Oct. 2021 Cue a slow motion display of Page's body and Jones' awestruck reaction. Rachel Yang, EW.com, 17 May 2021 Gray lashed out at the prosecution’s use of Potter’s body-camera video, arguing that it was played in slow motion, frame by frame, making for a distorted picture of events. NBC News, 20 Dec. 2021 Cage remembers the ball emerging from Clifford’s hands almost in slow motion. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 6 Nov. 2021 Cage remembers the ball emerging from Clifford’s hands almost in slow motion. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 6 Nov. 2021 Cage remembers the ball emerging from Clifford’s hands almost in slow motion. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 6 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of slow-motion

Adjective

1923, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slow-motion was in 1923

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“Slow-motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slow-motion. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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slow motion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slow motion

: a way of showing action that has been filmed or photographed at a speed that is slower than the actual speed

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