time-lapse

adjective \ ˈtīm-ˌlaps \

Definition of time-lapse

: of, relating to, or constituting a motion picture made so that when projected a slow action (such as the opening of a flower bud) appears to be speeded up

First Known Use of time-lapse

1927

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Definition of time-lapse for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe a way of filming something in which many photographs are taken over a long period of time and are shown quickly in a series so that a slow action (such as the opening of a flower bud) appears to happen quickly


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