medium shot

noun Movies, Television.

a camera shot in which the subject is in the middle distance, permitting some of the background to be seen.Compare closeup(def 2), long shot(def 3).

Nearby words

  1. medium bomber,
  2. medium frequency,
  3. medium octavo,
  4. medium of exchange,
  5. medium quarto,
  6. medium strip,
  7. medium wave,
  8. medium-dated,
  9. medium-range ballistic missile,
  10. medium-scale integration

Origin of medium shot

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019