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strobing

Line breaks: strob¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstrəʊbɪŋ
 
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Definition of strobing in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Irregular movement and loss of continuity sometimes seen in lines and stripes in a television picture: the coloured strobing of his shirt [as modifier]: the reporter in the strobing jacket
More example sentences
  • Can anyone explain why having one artist having one song with some strobing would ruin an entire weekend's viewing?
  • The trio turned en masse to face down their author, faces bleached in the strobing.
  • There are some major instances of strobing and chroma noise in clothing patterns, notably men's tweed hats and jackets.
2Jerkiness in what should be a smooth movement of an image on a screen: an effect known as image strobing [as modifier]: a strobing effect
More example sentences
  • I tried to work out the image behind the strobing.
  • Of course, the film's digital color processing and photographic strobing gives many scenes an oddly pixilated quality.
  • Backgrounds show headache-inducing strobing and flickering.

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