: 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

Examples of time-lapse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But viewed in time-lapse there is a larger pattern in the lights, their tracery. Ben Lerner, Harper's Magazine, 3 Nov. 2023 But time-lapse videos of the shrub showed that wasn’t true. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Available in two colors, this compact camera supports HD video capture and even allows for special effects like time-lapse video. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 29 Oct. 2023 Pay attention to the features Pet cameras come with a wide variety of features with everything from treat dispensing to the ability to create time-lapse videos of your pet’s day. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 By setting up time-lapse cameras and visiting 31 specific nests, the team revealed more about the ins and outs of the octopus life cycle, reports Helen Scales for the Guardian. Tara Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Aug. 2023 This is a time-lapse video from Steinhatchee, Florida early Wednesday morning as storm surge from Hurricane Idalia pushed ashore. Terry Spencer, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Aug. 2023 See a time-lapse of the storm’s path over California below. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 The thin air carried a chill as clouds swirled around us — and, dizzyingly, below us — at time-lapse speeds. David Amsden, Travel + Leisure, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of time-lapse was in 1927

Dictionary Entries Near time-lapse

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“Time-lapse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-lapse. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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