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[v. in-ter-kuht, in-ter-kuht; n. in-ter-kuht] /v. ˌɪn tərˈkʌt, ˈɪn tərˌkʌt; n. ˈɪn tərˌkʌt/ Movies, Television.
verb (used without object), intercut, intercutting.
to cut from one type of shot to another, as from a long shot to a closeup.
verb (used with object), intercut, intercutting.
to insert (shots from other scenes, flashbacks, etc.) into the narrative of a film.
to interrupt the narrative of (a film) with shots from other scenes, flashbacks, etc.
Compare crosscut.
a film sequence or scene produced by intercutting.
Origin of intercut
1605-15; inter- + cut Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And they look exactly the same because they're intercut with the old shots.
  • Gunplay is intercut with closeups of bangled feet and floating lotus blooms, subtly indicating that it takes all sorts.
  • Scenes of the battleground as it looks today are intercut with vintage engravings.
  • intercut with this are interviews with the old, organ-toned commentators, and with some of the principal cameramen.
  • They are intercut with the history of his own growing awareness of visionary powers.
British Dictionary definitions for intercut


verb -cuts, -cutting, -cut
(films) another word for crosscut
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