Meaning of slow motion

slow' mo'tion

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
  2. the effect thus created.


Pronunciation: (slō'mō'shun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to or made in slow motion: a slow-motion replay.
  2. moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate: slow-motion progress toward a settlement.
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