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special effect

[ spesh-uhl i-fekt ]
/ ˈspɛʃ əl ɪˈfɛkt /
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noun Movies, Television.

Usually special effects . a video or audio illusion in film or other media, created with computer-generated images, prosthetic makeup, pyrotechnics, etc. Abbreviation: SFX

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Origin of special effect

First recorded in 1940–45
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