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Meaning of "snuff movie" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SNUFF MOVIE

snuff movie play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SNUFF MOVIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Snuff movie is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SNUFF MOVIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Snuff film

A snuff film is a motion picture genre that depicts the actual murder of a person or people, without the aid of special effects, for the express purpose of distribution and entertainment or financial exploitation. Some filmed records of executions and murders exist but have not been made or released for commercial purposes.

Definition of snuff movie in the English dictionary

The definition of snuff movie in the dictionary is a pornographic film in which an unsuspecting actress or actor is murdered as the climax of the film.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SNUFF MOVIE

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snubness
snuck
snudge
snuff
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snuff it
snuff-dipping
snuffbox
snuffer
snuffers
snuffier
snuffiest
snuffily
snuffiness
snuffle
snuffler
snuffles
snuffly
snuffy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SNUFF MOVIE

action movie
Argovie
B-movie
buddy movie
cult movie
disaster movie
home movie
lovie
movie
popcorn movie
road movie
slasher movie
splatter movie
Thurgovie
TV movie

Synonyms and antonyms of snuff movie in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «snuff movie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SNUFF MOVIE

Find out the translation of snuff movie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of snuff movie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «snuff movie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鼻烟电影
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

película tabaco
570 millions of speakers

English

snuff movie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नास फिल्म
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

السعوط فيلم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нюхательный фильм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

snuff filme
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ফীত চলচ্চিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

film à priser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Filem snuff
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schnupftabak Film
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スナッフムービー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스너프 영화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Snuff movie
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim hít
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடிப்பு படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्नफ मूव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sinirli film
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

snuff movie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

snuff movie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нюхальний фільм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

snuff film
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταμπάκο ταινία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

snuif fliek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snus film
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snuff -film
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of snuff movie

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SNUFF MOVIE»

The term «snuff movie» is normally little used and occupies the 123.747 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SNUFF MOVIE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «snuff movie» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «snuff movie» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about snuff movie

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SNUFF MOVIE»

Discover the use of snuff movie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to snuff movie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
No Way of Knowing: Crime, Urban Legends and the Internet
JmcClennan wrote: I have not seen a snuff movie. No one I know has seen a snuff movie. No one whose views I take remotely seriously has seen a snuff movie. No police department in the world has ever found a snuff movie. There is no ...
Pamela Donovan, 2004
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Underground U.S.A.: Filmmaking Beyond the Hollywood Canon
Although it is certainly possible to consider 'this snuff movie within a movie to be John McNaughton's self-reflexive commentary on the lurid nature of his own movie',15 the snuff sequence is first and foremost a means of giving a heightened  ...
Xavier Mendik, Steven Jay Schneider, 2013
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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and ...
17, 1945 2 a movie purporting to depict the actual killing of someone, usually a woman US, 1990 • They made a snuffer of her. I saw the video. — Seth Morgan, Homeboy, p. 278, 1990 snuff film; snuff flick; snuff movie noun a movie purporting  ...
Tom Dalzell, 2008
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Bret Easton Ellis: Underwriting the Contemporary
71 The terrorists' film, by contrast, is a snuff movie and can be read as the underside of the faux reality of The Real World. It records the torture and the eventual killing of Sam Ho in real time. Žižek's claim that reality in itself is never intolerable ...
Georgina Colby, 2011
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The Spectacle of the Real: From Hollywood to 'reality' TV ...
Thus, for example, on 6 April 1993, the Independent reported that Trading Standards Officers had 'seized copies of a snuff movie at a children's fair in Birmingham', whilst the Mail worked itself into a frenzy over 'snuff films on sale with Peter ...
Geoff King, 2005
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Realism and Popular Cinema
It is claimed that some videos depict real-life footage from autopsies and medical surgery'.8 Kerekes and Slater, in their extensive investigation of the snuff movie phenomenon, trace its development to the production of a film called Snuff, ...
Julia Hallam, Margaret Marshment, 2000
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Cinema, Pain and Pleasure: Consent and the Controlled Body
The snuff movie conforms to what Kerekes and Slater (1995) outline as theprescribed cinematic representation of snuff, established in such films asEmanuelle inAmerica(1976), Snuff (1976), LastHouse on DeadEnd Street ( 1977) andHardcore ...
Steven Allen, 2013
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Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance
And so the “snuff movie” legend was born. The New York and Los Angeles Police Departments investigated the matter and were unable to locate a single instance of a snuff movie. Several reporters looked into the rumor – gold-mine of a story ...
Erich Goode, Nachman Ben-Yehuda, 2010
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Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema
... at Madrid's Complutense University, is harboring a snuff movie production and distribution conspiracy. A center of higher education and learning, of academic knowledge and scholarly investigation, has at its very core a snuff operation ...
Joan Ramon Resina, 2008
10
Flowers from Hell
His guilty plea seems to have been intended to ensure that the jury did not get to see the film; perhaps the defendant and his barrister were concerned that the jurors would assume it was a real snuff movie, as the tabloid media did. The film's  ...
Jim Harper, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SNUFF MOVIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term snuff movie is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Next to pictures of model planes were scores of snuff movies'
And next to videos of Dwyer flying his model aircraft were scores of downloaded snuff movies featuring rape, bondage and murder. The two types of content told ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
2
Analyst who viewed snuff film on shock at seeing 'most horrific …
He referred to it as a “snuff movie”, adding: “A snuff movie usually consists of a person being tortured or sexually abused and who is killed either before, during ... «Gazette Live, May 15»
3
Children in Scotland have been filmed being murdered by …
CHILDREN in Scotland have been filmed being murdered by paedophiles in so-called 'snuff movies'. Two leading charities say they have spoken to victims of ... «Scottish Daily Record, Nov 14»
4
Snuff movie disgust
A SHOCKING “snuff movie” was found at the home of a young factory worker ... A 20-minute “snuff” video showed a 15-year-old being raped, strangled with a ... «Wigan Today, Mar 14»
5
10 Most Depraved FIlms You've Never Seen
Certain types of film fans love a bit of depravity with their popcorn, and for ... I once managed to convince my motherthat The Gore Gore Girls was a snuff movie. «WhatCulture!, Jan 13»
6
'Sinister' Sneak Peek: Ethan Hawke's Snuff Movie Monster Spies on …
Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger and Michael Myers, move over: Mr. Boogie – also known as Bagul — has just joined the ranks of great modern movie monsters. «Celebuzz, Oct 12»
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Teacher sacked for showing pupils 'snuff movie' in class
Teacher sacked for showing pupils 'snuff movie' in class. Saturday 16 June 2012. Print. Your friend's email address. Your email address. Note: We do not store ... «The Independent, Jun 12»
8
Chris Matthews Calls Romney's Attacks on Gingrich 'A Snuff Movie'
Matthews replied, “This is like, I've never seen one, but it's like a snuff movie ... and his colleagues be calling that a snuff movie and complaining about the harsh ... «NewsBusters, Jan 12»
9
Richard Curtis's snuff movie: A satire? A canny marketing strategy? I …
Richard Curtis's eco-fascist snuff movie was a disaster for the green movement, I think we can all agree. Well, not quite all of us to judge by one or two bizarre ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 10»
10
'A horror movie and a snuff movie'
"It's a combination of a horror movie and a snuff movie." Kapila was the United Nations' top official in Sudan. He took up his post as resident and humanitarian ... «CNN, Nov 08»

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