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special effects

plural 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 of special effects
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for special-effects

special effects

plural noun
(films) techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques
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