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special effectnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˌspeʃ.əl ɪˈfekt/  us   /ˌspeʃ.əl ɪˈfekt/
B1 an ​unusualpiece of ​action in a ​film, or an ​entertainment on a ​stage, ​created by using ​particularequipment: The movie's ​specialeffects are ​amazing.
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in Chinese (Simplified) (电影或舞台娱乐表演中的)特技效果…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電影或舞臺娛樂表演中的)特技效果…
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