stop-motion

noun, often attributive stop-mo·tion \ ˈstäp-ˈmō-shən \

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

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Definition of stop-motion for English Language Learners

  • : 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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