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slow-motion

[sloh-moh-shuh n] /ˈsloʊˈmoʊ ʃən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to or made in slow motion:
a slow-motion replay.
2.
moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate:
slow-motion progress toward a settlement.
Origin of slow-motion
1925-1930
1925-30

slow motion

noun
1.
the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so that the action appears to be slowed down.
2.
the effect thus created.
Origin
1920-25
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  • The finger on the trigger tightened in a sort of slow-motion action until it seemed as if the smallest pressure would set it off.

    Castle of Terror E.J. Liston
  • They appeared, in a slow-motion fashion, to become interested in them.

    Attention Saint Patrick William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • It's hard for me to tell till I look at the slow-motion photographs.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It passed Saya without hurting her, though one of its misty tendrils reached out as if to snatch at her in slow-motion.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for slow-motion

slow motion

noun
1.
(films, television) action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly
adjective
2.
(films, television) of or relating to such action
3.
moving or functioning at less than usual speed
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