cutaway cutaway  /ˈkə tə weɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
  2. (n) a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Bushs body language and sour lemon glances revealed in cutaway shots diminished him.
  2. The interior comprises eight stories of open walkways and cutaway walls, punctured with vast circles, triangles and squares that overlook an enclosed promenade.
  3. A blue blazer and an inventively cutaway tuxedo jacket were stunning in their simplicity.

News

  • Here's the Columbus Rd. Bridge Floating Down the Cuyahoga River

    From Reddit user notquark, a shot of the now cutaway bridge span being escorted down the Cuyahoga as work continues to replace the bridge, one of the sometimes-working structures that every now and then allows cars to pass over the river when they're not closed or under construction.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Cleveland Scene

Quotes

  1. "This is a sad time for everyone, so it is especially disheartening that a quick camera cutaway could have been misinterpreted," Lythgoe said in a statement Wednesday, noting that Seacrest opened the show with a statement of sympathy for...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Nigel Lythgoe Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Being a man of the theatre himself, he always felt it would work even better on the stage than on film," Patricia told me. "It is about a group of people and in the theatre you can experience the group instead of cutaway shots all the time."
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Patricia Hodge Source: Worthing Today

  3. As Father Tad Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, wrote concerning a similar exhibit: "an exhibit which reveals the human child in utero by a simple cutaway can serve to powerfully remind...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Tadeusz Pacholczyk Source: Pittsburgh Catholic

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