special effect


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. special delivery stamp,
  2. special dividend,
  3. special drawing rights,
  4. special education,
  5. special educational needs,
  6. special effects,
  7. special forces,
  8. special handling,
  9. special interest,
  10. special jury

Origin of special effect

First recorded in 1940–45

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