freeze frame

or freeze-frame


noun Television, Movies.

an optical effect or technique in which a single frame of film is reprinted in a continuous series, which when shown gives the effect of a still photograph.
a button or other mechanism on a projector, videocassette system, etc., allowing one to stop the projected picture at any point.

Nearby words

  1. freewheeler,
  2. freewheeling,
  3. freewill,
  4. freewill offering,
  5. freeze,
  6. freeze one's blood,
  7. freeze out,
  8. freeze-dried,
  9. freeze-dry,
  10. freeze-drying

Origin of freeze frame

First recorded in 1955–60

Related formsfreeze-frame, adjective

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