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/ 藞d蓲l i /
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noun, plural dol路lies.
verb (used with object), dol路lied, dol路ly路ing.
to transport or convey (a camera) by means of a dolly.
verb (used without object), dol路lied, dol路ly路ing.
to move a camera on a dolly, especially toward or away from the subject being filmed or televised (often followed by in or out): to dolly in for a close-up.
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Origin of dolly

1600鈥10; 1900鈥05 for def. 9; doll + -y2

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or Dol路lie

[ dol-ee ]
/ 藞d蓲l i /

a female given name, form of Doll.
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British Dictionary definitions for dolly

/ (藞d蓲l瑟) /

noun plural -lies
verb -lies, -lying or -lied
films television to wheel (a camera) backwards or forwards on a dolly
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Cultural definitions for dolly


The first mammal successfully cloned 鈥 Dolly, a sheep 鈥 was born in 1996 in Scotland as the result of work by biologist Ian Wilmut (see clone). The procedure that produced Dolly involved removing the nucleus from an egg cell and placing the nucleus of an adult sheep's mammary cell into it. Further manipulations caused the egg to 鈥渢urn on鈥 all genes and develop like a normal zygote. (See totipotency.)

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