Definition of smeary
1 : marked by or covered with smears
2 : liable to cause smears smeary lipstick
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What: There are stretches -- a mile here, seven miles there -- where the bottom is soft and the deep earth tones are a cinematographer's smeary dream.
An early scene, in which the helicopters pass through a ghastly electrical storm, isn’t just the usual thing of shaking cameras, smeary cuts and thunderous sound.
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