sound effect


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sound effect

n.
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.

sound effect

n
(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

sound′ effect`


n.
any sound, other than music or speech, artificially reproduced in a dramatic presentation.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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