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slow motion

the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so that the action appears to be slowed down.
the effect thus created.


[sloh-moh-shuh n] /ˈsloʊˈmoʊ ʃən/
of, pertaining to or made in slow motion:
a slow-motion replay.
moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate:
slow-motion progress toward a settlement.
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But it will be a slow-motion calamity for everyone else.
  • slow-motion video shows that fruit flies plan their escape well before you begin your attempt to swat them.
  • The satellites orbit the main galaxy and, in the process, trigger slow-motion waves in it.
  • It is time humanity stopped with the slow-motion planetary suicide that the deadly combo of fossil fuel and nuclear represents.
  • Surely the ongoing slow-motion failure of all these philosophies should spark an interest in developing more evolved alternatives.
  • Then the beautiful slow-motion plane-of-the-goal two points.
  • The organ begins with a slow-motion melody that is defined by jagged intervals of the major seventh and the tritone.
  • But for the region's people it will never be out of mind, as a slow-motion catastrophe continues to unfold.
  • Boxing should be banned, sparing us the fodder for future boxing sagas and slow-motion chugs around the ring.
  • What you are seeing is everyday stuff being shot, smashed and shattered, all in incredible slow-motion.
British Dictionary definitions for slow-motion

slow motion

(films, television) action that is made to appear slower than normal by passing the film through the taking camera at a faster rate than normal or by replaying a video tape recording more slowly
(films, television) of or relating to such action
moving or functioning at less than usual speed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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