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special effect

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noun
  1. Usually special effects. a video or audio illusion in film or other media, created with computer-generated images, prosthetic makeup, pyrotechnics, etc.
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Origin of special effect

First recorded in 1940–45
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Related Words for special effects

animation, FX

British Dictionary definitions for special effects

special effects

pl n
  1. films techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques
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