- of, pertaining to or made in slow motion: a slow-motion replay.
- moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate: slow-motion progress toward a settlement.
Origin of slow-motion
First recorded in 1925–30
- the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so that the action appears to be slowed down.
- the effect thus created.
Origin of slow motion
First recorded in 1920–25
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- films television action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly
- films television of or relating to such action
- moving or functioning at less than usual speed
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