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noun Movies.
the first assembly of a film following preliminary cutting and editing.
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Origin of rough cut

First recorded in 1935–40

Other definitions for rough cut (2 of 2)

rough-cut
[ ruhf-kuht ]
/ ˈrʌfˈkʌt /

adjective
cut into small, irregular pieces (contrasted with fine-cut): rough-cut tobacco.

Origin of rough-cut

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for rough cut

rough-cut

noun
a first edited version of a film with the scenes in sequence and the soundtrack synchronized
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