Definition of bokeh in English:

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Pronunciation: /bōˈkā/


The visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens: a quick, visual survey of the foreground and background bokeh of a variety of lenses
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  • It is easily light enough for a handheld supertelephoto lens, but what would the bokeh be like?
  • Many buy this lens to escape the often poor bokeh of the Vega, but is it really better?
  • Some folks feel the best bokeh has an undefined, blurred edge.


From Japanese.

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Syllabification: bo·keh

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