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 The first two innings seemed to be played in slow motion. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 Depp adjusts a phone cord near Camille Vasquez, his attorney, and the gesture is replayed in slow motion and exalted as a chivalrous deed. New York Times, 26 May 2022 Kai was performing, in slow motion, a persuasive set of deep, clean turns, squinting hard with concentration. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Even as the fight for control of Donbas regions unfolds in slow motion, intense Russian attacks have continued on Mariupol, where civilians have been trapped by a punishing weeks-long siege. Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2022 To illustrate the split, Garland opens the film with a splash of slo-mo surrealism, as Harper stares out the window and sees her husband, James (Paapa Essiedu), falling in slow motion, suspended among so many glistening drops of water. Peter Debruge, Variety, 9 May 2022 Even as the fight for control of Donbas regions unfolds in slow motion, intense Russian attacks have continued on Mariupol, where civilians have been trapped by a punishing weeks-long siege. Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2022 Even as the fight for control of Donbas regions unfolds in slow motion, intense Russian attacks have continued on Mariupol, where civilians have been trapped by a punishing weeks-long siege. Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2022 The videotape was played dozens of times during the trial, backward, forward, in slow motion, in actual time, freeze-framed and with overlays. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slow-motion

Adjective

1915, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Slow-motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slow-motion. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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