slow-motion

adjective \ ˈslō-ˈmō-shən \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of slow-motion

: 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

First Known Use of slow-motion

1923

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slow motion

noun

Definition of slow motion

: slow-motion photography

Examples of slow motion in a Sentence

  1. The scene was shot in slow motion.

  2. They showed the goal in slow motion.

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First Known Use of slow motion

1924

in the meaning defined above

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SLOW-MOTION Defined for English Language Learners

slow motion

Definition of slow motion for English Language Learners

  • : 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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