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special effect

Usually, special effects. a video or audio illusion in film or other media, created with computer-generated images, prosthetic makeup, pyrotechnics, etc.
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First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
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special effects

plural noun
(films) techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques
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