Definition of stop-motion in English:

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[usually as modifier]
A cinematographic technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, for example to give animated figures the impression of movement.
Example sentences
  • Filmed almost entirely using stop-motion animation techniques, the film is a triumph for the team of animators and for the co-directors.
  • I would have been interested in a discussion of how the series compares to the original books, and I always like to watch production footage of stop-motion animation.
  • Traditionally, stop-motion animation is done with a locked-off camera because moving the camera and the characters in perfect synch is quite a challenge.

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Syllabification: stop-mo·tion

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