follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

double exposure

noun, Photography
1.
the act of exposing the same film, frame, plate, etc., twice.
2.
the picture resulting from such exposure.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for double exposure
  • The drug peddler is symbolized through double exposure by a hyena, who prowls throughout the scenes in ghostly form.
  • The bedroom located on the south east corner of the building and offers double exposure wall of windows.
  • The bedroom is quite large with double exposure again allowing light to stream into the unit.
  • The effect is not unlike that produced by the trick of double exposure.
  • The proximity of the sun-filled bedroom with double exposure to the windowed bathroom gives you an in-suite feel.
  • double exposure increases effectiveness, but too much signage desensitizes the visitor and may reduce compliance.
British Dictionary definitions for double exposure

double exposure

noun
1.
the act or process of recording two superimposed images on a photographic medium, usually done intentionally to produce a special effect
2.
the photograph resulting from such an act
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for double exposure
noun

two photographic exposures made of a photographic plate or film, which produces ghost images

noun

a photograph made in this way

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for double exposure

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for double

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends