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opening shot

noun as in curtain raiser

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The opening shot places the viewer outside, in the dark, looking at a house warmly lit and glowing with fiery hues.

We think he's at a beach in the opening shot, but it turns out to be a sandy playground.

“It looks like the opening shot of a campaign and it seems to be working,” he says.

You know that opening shot, where the cameras pan in on you?

After the opening shot they rang together in almost a continuous volley, she said.

The opening shot of the artillery was rapidly followed by others, and then the small-arms added their noise to the firing.

His officers said they waited nearly fifteen minutes for our opening shot.

The opening shot by the Professor was a signal for George and John.

Roos called us around him and gave instructions for the “business” of the opening shot.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opening shot, such as: lead-in, warm up, countdown, curtain lifter, curtain warmer, and inaugural.

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