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An imitative sound, as of thunder or an explosion, produced artificially for theatrical purposes, as for a film, play, or radio program: The adventure movie won an award for its sound effects.
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(Film) any sound artificially produced, reproduced from a recording, etc, to create a theatrical effect, such as the bringing together of two halves of a hollow coconut shell to simulate a horse's gallop; used in plays, films, etc
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any sound, other than music or speech, artificially reproduced in a dramatic presentation.
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|Noun||1.||sound effect - an effect that imitates a sound called for in the script of a play|
effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
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