Definition of Jump cut

1. Noun. An immediate transition from one scene to another.

Generic synonyms: Cut

Definition of Jump cut

1. Noun. A cinematographic edit in which the view of a subject jumps forward in time ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jump Cut

jump about
jump around
jump at
jump at the chance
jump ball
jump blues
jump boot
jump boots
jump cut (current term)
jump down
jump down someone's throat
jump drive
jump drives
jump flap
jump for joy
jump in
jump in one's skin
jump jet
jump lead
jump leads
jump list
jump off
jump on

Literary usage of Jump cut

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Script Models: A Handbook for the Media Writerby Robert Lee, Robert Misiorowski by Robert Lee, Robert Misiorowski (1978)
"jump cut. a time-bridge caused by the elimination of inessential portions of motion ... A jump cut calls attention to the craft of cinema, and is usually a ..."

2. Seat Work and Industrial Occupations: A Practical Course for Primary Grades by Mary Louise Gilman, Elizabeth Baille Williams (1905)
"70 Dog and sleigh — cut from paper, freehand 7i) Teaching " Fido " to jump—cut from paper, freehand ... 71 Teaching " Fido" to "beg" — cut from paper, ..."

3. Mooswa: & Others of the Boundaries by William Alexander Fraser (1900)
"... against the way of the Wolf, which is to cut and jump, cut and jump. Certain it is that Rof fought as no other Wolf ever did — except his two Sons, ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"[1839 Run, jump, cut stick, clear out! make streaks, I tell you. —RM Bird, ' Robin Day,' i. 243 (Phila.)] 1843 Drake was hoisted overboard, and made tracks ..."

5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1911)
"They may surprise the proprietor and arouse originality and energy which was dormant, awaiting for an opportunity to jump cut. The responsibility may be the ..."

6. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen, New South Wales (1893)
"... came so thick among them that they were all obliged to jump cut of the pinnace, and swim to the small cutter, which lay a little way off' the shore, ..."

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