Definition of Sensurround in English:


Line breaks: Sen¦sur¦round
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnsəraʊnd


[mass noun] trademark
A cinema special-effects technique whereby the audience is apparently surrounded by low-frequency sound: [as modifier]: Sensurround sound
More example sentences
  • The team from York's City Screen have spent a year working to bring about the return of the disaster film in its original format with Sensurround which causes the cinema to physically vibrate during the earthquake sequences.
  • However the lights dimmed and the Dolby Sensurround richly broadcasted itself with all the panache of a ‘proper’ film.
  • Hollywood is itself a hubristic enterprise, built on a geological fault line, a fear examined in Earthquake, the first disaster movie to be screened with seat-rattling technology called Sensurround.


1970s: blend of sense and surround.

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