dissolve


dissolve
(or lap dissolve)
  a transitional editing technique between two sequences, shots or scenes, in which the visible image of one shot or scene is gradually replaced, superimposed or blended (by an overlapping fade out or fade in and dissolve) with the image from another shot or scene; often used to suggest the passage of time and to transform one scene to the next; lap dissolve is shorthand for 'over'lap dissolve; also known as a soft transition or dissolve to
  Example: the many dissolves in the opening sequence of Citizen Kane (1941) as the camera approaches Kane's Xanadu estate; also in Metropolis (1927) the dissolves that transform the face of the heroine Maria into the face of an evil robot; and the transformational dissolves in The Wolf Man (1941) and The Invisible Man (1933) (pictured);

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • Dissolve — Dis*solve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissolved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissolving}.] [L. dissolvere, dissolutum; dis + solvere to loose, free. See {Solve}, and cf. {Dissolute}.] 1. To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissolve — dis·solve vt dis·solved, dis·solv·ing: to bring about the dissolution of dis·solv·able adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. dissolve …   Law dictionary

  • dissolve — dis‧solve [dɪˈzɒlv ǁ dɪˈzɑːlv] verb [transitive] to bring a company or partnership to an end officially: • He announced that he was dissolving the company because of financial problems. * * * dissolve UK US /dɪˈzɒlv/ verb [T] ► to end an official …   Financial and business terms

  • dissolve — [di zälv′, dizôlv′] vt., vi. dissolved, dissolving [ME dissolven < L dissolvere, to loosen < dis , apart + solvere, to loosen: see SOLVE] 1. to make or become liquid; liquefy; melt 2. to merge with a liquid; pass or make pass into solution… …   English World dictionary

  • dissolve — [v1] melt from solid to liquid; mix in defront, deliquesce, diffuse, fluidify, flux, fuse, liquefy, liquesce, render, run, soften, thaw, waste away; concepts 469,702 Ant. coagulate, concentrate, solidify, unmix dissolve [v2] disappear,… …   New thesaurus

  • dissolve — ► VERB 1) (with reference to a solid) become or cause to become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution. 2) (with reference to an assembly or body) close down, dismiss, or annul. 3) (dissolve into/in) subside uncontrollably into (an… …   English terms dictionary

  • Dissolve — Dis*solve , v. i. 1. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up. [1913 Webster] 2. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied. [1913 Webster] A figure Trenched in ice, which with an hour s heat Dissolves to water, and doth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissolve — late 14c. (transitive and intransitive) to break up (of material substances), from L. dissolvere to loosen up, break apart, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + solvere to loose, loosen (see SOLVE (Cf. solve)). Meaning to disband (an assembly)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissolve — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dissolvere, from dis + solvere to loosen more at solve Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause to disperse or disappear ; destroy < do not dissolve and deface the laws of charity Fran …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dissolve — dissolvability, dissolvableness, n. dissolvable, adj. dissolver, n. dissolvingly, adv. /di zolv /, v. dissolved, dissolving, n. v.t. 1. to make a solution of, as by mixing with a liquid; pass into solution: to dissolve salt in water. 2. to melt;… …   Universalium

  • dissolve */*/ — UK [dɪˈzɒlv] / US [dɪˈzɑlv] verb Word forms dissolve : present tense I/you/we/they dissolve he/she/it dissolves present participle dissolving past tense dissolved past participle dissolved 1) a) [intransitive] if a solid substance dissolves in a… …   English dictionary

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