Meaning of freeze frame

freeze' frame"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Television, Motion Pictures. Television,Motion Pictures.
  1. Also calledan optical effect or technique in which a single frame of film is reprinted in a continuous series, which when shown gives the effect of a still photograph.
  2. a button or other mechanism on a projector, videocassette system, etc., allowing one to stop the projected picture at any point.
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