short subject


noun Movies.

a short film, as a documentary or travelogue, shown as part of a program with a feature-length film.

Nearby words

  1. short shrift,
  2. short shrift, give,
  3. short splice,
  4. short story,
  5. short straw,
  6. short sweetening,
  7. short time,
  8. short title,
  9. short ton,
  10. short wave

Origin of short subject

First recorded in 1940–45

Also called short.

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British Dictionary definitions for short subject

short subject

noun

mainly US a short film, esp one presented between screenings of a feature film
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