Meaning of “special effects” in the English Dictionary

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"special effects" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “special effects” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)