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Meaning of "sound effect" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOUND EFFECT

sound effect play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOUND EFFECT

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determiner
exclamation
Sound effect 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 SOUND EFFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sound effect

Sound effect

Sound effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media. In motion picture and television production, a sound effect is a sound recorded and presented to make a specific storytelling or creative point without the use of dialogue or music. The term often refers to a process applied to a recording, without necessarily referring to the recording itself. In professional motion picture and television production, dialogue, music, and sound effects recordings are treated as separate elements. Dialogue and music recordings are never referred to as sound effects, even though the processes applied to them, such as reverberation or flanging effects, often are called "sound effects".

Definition of sound effect in the English dictionary

The definition of sound effect in the dictionary is any sound artificially produced, reproduced from a recording, etc, to create a theatrical effect, such as the bringing together of two halves of a hollow coconut shell to simulate a horse's gallop; used in plays, films, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOUND EFFECT

sound archives
sound as a bell
sound barrier
sound bite
sound bow
sound change
sound check
sound deadening
sound effects
sound effects man
sound effects woman
sound engineer
sound file
sound head
sound hole
sound law
sound library
sound line
sound mixer

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOUND EFFECT

affect
butterfly effect
domino effect
effect
electro-optical effect
greenhouse effect
ground effect
Hall effect
halo effect
in effect
knock-on effect
law of effect
multiplier effect
perfect
photoelectric effect
placebo effect
ripple effect
side effect
skin effect
take effect
toxic effect

Synonyms and antonyms of sound effect in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sound effect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOUND EFFECT

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

Translator English - Chinese

音效
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

efecto de sonido
570 millions of speakers

English

sound effect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ध्वनि प्रभाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تأثير الصوت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

звуковой эффект
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

efeito de som
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শব্দ প্রভাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

effet sonore
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kesan bunyi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sound-Effekt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

音響効果
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사운드 효과
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Efek swara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiệu ứng âm thanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலி விளைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ध्वनी प्रभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ses efekti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

effetto sonoro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

efekt dźwięku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

звуковий ефект
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

efect de sunet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εφέ ήχου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klank effek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ljudeffekt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lydeffekt
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUND EFFECT»

The term «sound effect» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.695 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOUND EFFECT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sound effect

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOUND EFFECT»

Discover the use of sound effect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sound effect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cinematic Storytelling
Realistic This is any sound effect that one could naturally expect to hear if situated in the filmed scene. The source of the sound might be on screen or off screen. Adding the most common sound effects like a car honking, a metronome, or a ...
Jennifer Van Sijll, Van Sijll Jennifer, 2005
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Audio in Media
Hard and Soft Sound Effects A hard sound effect, also called a cut sound effect, emanates either directly from the screen source making the sound or from an effects library used to duplicate onscreen sound. In other words, what you see is  ...
Stanley Alten, 2013
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Programming Flex 3: The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Rich ...
Adding a sound effect The Flex framework provides the SoundEffect component for handling sound effects in an application when an effect event occurs. The SoundEffect component makes it easy to play back a sound that is tied to a Flex ...
Chafic Kazoun, Joey Lott, 2008
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Brunswick Records: Other non-U.S. recordings and indexes
... E26824 Sound effect: Aeroplane - E28975 Sound effect: Barnyard - E28981 Sound effect: Doorbell or telephone bell -E28970 Sound effect: Bugle - E291 18 Sound effect: Chinese - E29101 Sound effect: Church bell - E28980 Sound effect:  ...
Ross Laird, 2001
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Creating Poetry
Meter can be onomatopoeic, as in "I sprang to the stirrup, and Joris and he;/ I galloped, Dirck galloped, we galloped all three" — not Robert Browning at his best, but it does sound like galloping, or at least like the radio sound effect of halved ...
John Drury, 2006
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The Macintosh iLife 09
For example, iMovie's Hard Rain sound effect is less than 10 seconds long, but maybe you need 30 seconds of rain sounds for a particular movie. For cases like these, simply repeat the sound effect by dragging it from the Music and Sound ...
Jim Heid, 2010
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Boys' Life
Others he makes with props. Coconut shell halves clicked together sound like horse's hooves, for instance. He squeezes a box of cornstarch to make footsteps in the snow. Keep Your Ears Open "My favorite sound effect," Mr. Keith says, "is the ...
8
Radio Drama: Theory and Practice
There are jokes among sound designers now about the ubiquitous use of the BBC baby from a certain sound effect CD.4 Lazy sound designers mistakenly use this effect to represent babies who are much older or younger than the subject ...
Tim Crook, 1999
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Silent Film Sound
This is a "sound effect" and is a part of the picture. The difference between the " accessory" and the "sound effect" can be made apparent enough if the musician uses judgment.51 Sinn's distinction between music as sound-effect and as ...
Rick Altman, 2007
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What Makes Sound Patterns Expressive?: The Poetic Mode of ...
While in Ver- laine's poem one may make out a good case for onomatopoeia or for an expressive sound pattern, many readers have difficulties in their attempt to account for the strong emotional impact of the sound effect in this stanza. Fonagy  ...
Reuven Tsur, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOUND EFFECT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sound effect is used in the context of the following news items.
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Read This: A history of sci-fi sound effects from King Kong to Gravity
For Hopes And Fears, Aaron Reese traces a brief history of sound effects in sci-fi films, starting with the early roots of Foley art and continuing on through 2013's ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
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Someone Saved My Life: Sound Effect, Episode 28
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, Jul 15»
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Sound Effect's Under-Reported Stories Of The Week, July 4
On Sound Effect we invite a panel a journalists to talk over their nominees for under-covered story of the week. This week Alex Hudson of the news and politics ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, Jul 15»
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Sound Effect, Episode 24: Toilets
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, Jun 15»
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PEW PEW! Boeing's Real-Life Laser Weapons Are Getting 'Star …
According to Popular Science, the sound effects will be added to Boeing's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD). This system shot down 90 mortar ... «Yahoo Tech, Jun 15»
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Sound Effect, Episode 20: Comfort Zones
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, May 15»
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Sound Effect, Episode 19: Dirt
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, May 15»
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The Five Senses Myth: Sound Effect, Episode 18
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, May 15»
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Sound Effect, Episode 17: Coming Out
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, May 15»
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Sound Effect, Episode 13: Boundaries
"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different ... «KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sound effect [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sound-effect>. Nov 2020 ».
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