Definition of short subject in English:

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short subject

noun

chiefly US
A short movie, typically one shown before the screening of a feature film.
Example sentences
  • It also helps if the filmmaker tempers those ambitions with a little humor, which always goes a long way in a short subject.
  • The Academy has three categories for short subjects; animated, live action and documentaries.
  • Even better is the collection of law enforcement short subjects.

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Syllabification: short sub·ject

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