Meaning of “special effect” in the English Dictionary

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"special effect" in British English

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special effectnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˌspeʃ.əl ɪˈfekt/ us /ˌspeʃ.əl ɪˈfekt/

B1 an unusual piece of action in a film, or an entertainment on a stage, created by using particular equipment:

The movie's special effects are amazing.

(Definition of “special effect” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)