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special effectsplural noun

 /ˈspeʃ·əl ɪ·fekts/
artificial images, esp. in a film, that appear real but are created by artists and technical experts: The movie won several awards for its special effects.
Translations of “special effects”
in Korean 특수 효과…
in Arabic مُؤثِّرات خاصة…
in Portuguese efeitos especiais…
in Catalan efectes especials…
in Japanese 特殊効果, スペシャルエフェクト…
in Italian effetti speciali…
in Russian спецэффекты…
in Turkish özel efektler…
in Polish efektyspecjalne…
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