stop-motion

noun, often attributive
stop-mo·​tion | \ ˈstäp-ˈmō-shən How to pronounce stop-motion (audio) \

Definition of stop-motion

: a filming technique in which successive positions of objects (such as clay models) are photographed to produce the appearance of movement

First Known Use of stop-motion

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Stop-motion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stop-motion. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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stop-motion

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of stop-motion

: a filming technique in which objects (such as clay models) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move

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