[ mawr-fing ]
/ ˈmɔr fɪŋ /


the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture.


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Origin of morphing

First recorded in 1985–90

Definition for morphing (2 of 2)

[ mawrf ]
/ mɔrf /


Linguistics. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment.Compare allomorph(def 2).
Biology. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.

verb (used with object)

to transform (an image) by computer.

verb (used without object)

to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.

Origin of morph

1945–50; back formation from morpheme, or independent use of -morph


mor·phic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for morphing

British Dictionary definitions for morphing (1 of 4)

/ (ˈmɔːfɪŋ) /


a computer technique used for graphics and in films, in which one image is gradually transformed into another image without individual changes being noticeable in the process

Word Origin for morphing

C20: from metamorphosis

British Dictionary definitions for morphing (2 of 4)

/ (mɔːf) /


linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme

Word Origin for morph

C20: shortened form of morpheme

British Dictionary definitions for morphing (3 of 4)

/ (mɔːf) /


biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species

Word Origin for morph

C20: from Greek morphē shape

British Dictionary definitions for morphing (4 of 4)

/ (mɔːf) /


to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or characterhe morphed from nerd into pop icon


a morphed image
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Scientific definitions for morphing

[ môrf ]

A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.
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