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freeze frame

noun, Television, Movies.
1.
Also called stop motion. an optical effect or technique in which a single frame of film is reprinted in a continuous series, which when shown gives the effect of a still photograph.
2.
a button or other mechanism on a projector, videocassette system, etc., allowing one to stop the projected picture at any point.
Also, freeze-frame.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
Related forms
freeze-frame, adjective
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Examples for freeze frame
  • These savings estimates were presented in terms of technical potential-a freeze frame view of relative efficiencies.
Slang definitions & phrases for freeze frame

freeze frame

noun phrase

A stopped or suspended condition: Secret police files provide the historian of intelligence with a freeze frame from the secret world/ The L.A. riots put the mayoral campaign into freeze frame

[1990s+; fr the stopping of a movie, videocassette, etc, on one image]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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