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American English: /ˈsloʊmoʊ/
British English: /ˈsləʊməʊ/


  • uncountable [colloquial]to play something in slo-mo
    poner algo a velocidad lenta
    Example sentences
    • We see him fall to the ground, still holding the hose, from which a small dog starts lapping in a slo-mo sequence, adding humor to the tragedy.
    • Talking heads are juxtaposed with offbeat Cold War footage and recurring tunnel imagery in split screen shots, montages and slo-mo sequences.
    • The fight sequences became legendary, with their slo-mo and martial arts wire-flying.

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