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Special effect   /spˈɛʃəl ɪfˈɛkt/   Listen
Special effect

An effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film).

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"Special effect" Quotes from Famous Books

... won't deny that I can help myself and that it isn't the first time in my dreadful life that I've somehow managed it." Save for this allusion to her dreadful life they talked there, Maisie noted, as if they were only rather superficial friends; a special effect that she had often wondered at before in the midst of what she supposed to be intimacies. This effect was augmented by the almost casual manner in which her ladyship went on: "I dare say I ...
— What Maisie Knew • Henry James

Words linked to "Special effect" :   stage effect, effect

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