Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A brief film often shown before a feature-length film.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Film) chiefly US a short film, esp one presented between screenings of a feature film
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a short film, as a documentary or travelogue, shown as part of a program with a feature-length film.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||short subject - a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature|
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
animated cartoon, toon, cartoon - a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
newsreel - a short film and commentary about current events
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.