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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of SFX

First recorded in 1965–70; blend of sound or special and FX, a phonetic spelling of effects

Words nearby SFX

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British Dictionary definitions for SFX

SFX

pl n films television

short for sound effectsSee sound effect
short for special effects

Word Origin for SFX

C20: s (ound), s (pecial) + a phonetic respelling of effects
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