practical effect

[prak-ti-kuh l i-fekt]

noun Movies, Television.

Usually practical effects. a special effect that is created live on the set of a film, using real-world objects.

Nearby words

  1. practic,
  2. practicability,
  3. practicable,
  4. practical,
  5. practical art,
  6. practical imperative,
  7. practical joke,
  8. practical nurse,
  9. practical reason,
  10. practicalism

Origin of practical effect

First recorded in 1980–85

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