special effects

noun Movies, Television.
unusual visual and sound effects beyond the range of normal photography or recording, as simulated fires or earthquakes, explosions, thunder and lightning, miniaturized or enlarged images, or other optical or electronic distortions.

Origin:
1940–45

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To special effects
Collins
World English Dictionary
special effects
 
pl n
films techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Perhaps moviemakers should study a little bit more about this topic instead of
  studying special effects.
The same applies to over-the-top special effects in movies.
The actors are the stars, not the special effects guys.
Put your effort into the science, not special effects.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;