the first assembly of a film following preliminary cutting and editing.
- Compare final cut.
Other definitions for rough-cut (2 of 2)
cut into small, irregular pieces (contrasted with fine-cut): rough-cut tobacco.
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How to use rough cut in a sentence
Last week, West packed eager fans into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for what was supposed to be a listening party, and proceeded to play rough cuts of music that were so loud to be nearly indiscernible.Everything We Know About Kanye West's Donda Following Second Listening Event | Cady Lang | August 6, 2021 | Time
All you need to do is jot down a few memories and details about the person who’s passed on, choose a style, sound, and artist, and wait seven days for a rough cut to be emailed to you.
CEO Michael Lynton showed a rough cut of the movie to U.S. officials before moving ahead.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’ | William Boot | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I only saw the rough cut, but I think Peter Sellers is in there.Steve Coogan Makes His Bid For Some Serious, Dramatic Roles | Andrew Romano | November 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This past Friday night, Salim and Mara had a friends-and-family screening of the rough cut.The Saga of Whitney Houston’s Last Movie, ‘Sparkle’ | Howard Rosenman | February 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not all of them have seen the film, but those who had seen a rough cut were even more enthusiastic about it.
Arches in brickwork may be classed under three heads: plain arches, rough-cut and gauged.
"Nothing—I thought—" And she stared again at the rough cut of a head embedded in the reading matter.Ghetto Tragedies | Israel Zangwill
Together they followed Stark up the rough-cut stair that led to the top of the Wall.Black Amazon of Mars | Leigh Brackett
He received a rough cut over the knuckles, but he was not aware of this till the excitement was past.The Lure of the Mask | Harold MacGrath
In her rough-cut features there was an element of lurking malevolence.The Goose Man | Jacob Wassermann
British Dictionary definitions for rough-cut
a first edited version of a film with the scenes in sequence and the soundtrack synchronized
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