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Slow motion   /sloʊ mˈoʊʃən/   Listen
Slow motion

noun
1.
A movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate.






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"Slow motion" Quotes from Famous Books



... constellation testudo, or the lyre, which was at first a tortoise, on account of its slow motion round the Pole; then a lyre, because it is the shell of this reptile on which the strings of the lyre are mounted. See an excellent memoir of M. Dupuis sur l'Origine ...
— The Ruins • C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney

... is in slow motion. It breaks itself loose from the thinner snows about it, too shallow to share its motion, and from the rock rim which surrounds it, forming a deep fissure called the bergschrund, sometimes a ...
— The Elements of Geology • William Harmon Norton

... door abruptly glided to one side and George leaped into the room beyond. Emmett followed as quickly as possible, although he felt sleepy and his every action seemed a study in slow motion. ...
— No Hiding Place • Richard R. Smith

... him no assurance of being able to return, reckless of everything except the one welcome fact that he was gaining on the sea-child. A fear oppressed him that perhaps this apparent effort of hers and her slow motion were only a ruse to lead him on—that at any moment she might dart from him or sink into her familiar depths. But this fear he did not heed as long as she remained in sight, and—yes, across the surface of the warm moonlit water he was slowly ...
— The Mermaid - A Love Tale • Lily Dougall

... yielded her attention, though unwillingly, and as if she decided only by a hair's weight not to revolt, instead. However, she finally set herself in slow motion; but overlooked the supposed head of the table, seeming to be unaware of the sweltering little man who sat there. As she disappeared toward the kitchen with but three of the cups upon her tray he turned to look plaintively after her, and ventured ...
— Alice Adams • Booth Tarkington



Words linked to "Slow motion" :   moving picture, movie, picture, pic, flick, motion-picture show, picture show, film, moving-picture show, motion picture



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