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noun as in blind

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A boy wearing a face mask with the TikTok logo uses a mobile phone outside the downed shutters of a shop in Mumbai, India.

From Ozy

Photographer Frank Deschandol built a high-speed shutter out of an old hard drive because his camera’s own shutter would have been too slow to capture the moment.

When the cycle starts, the shutters on the top of the box are closed, which allows the reservoir that contains the muscle to fill with water vapor.

The moisture causes the muscles to relax, which opens the shutters.

When the coronavirus pandemic prompted Nasdaq’s operations to shutter offices earlier this year, it was not a completely unfamiliar scenario for staff.

From Quartz

Do they really not look around them when they hit the shutter, or is it all part of a ploy to attract more attention?

So she heard the shutter click and said ‘Oh no’ and came jogging over at me.

In his 2014 State of the Union address, Obama promised to shutter the prison built on Cuban soil by the end of the year.

Is it too corny to think of Bailey capturing love with the click of a shutter?

Blockbuster, which will soon shutter completely, was perhaps the most maddening retail chain ever.

A very thin vacuum shutter forms a better interrupter of sound waves than a brick wall two or three feet in thickness.

She partly opened the wooden shutter again and pointed to an upper story of the opposite building.

And once Mother Oriole found, caught in the shutter, little threads of Hepzebiah's hair.

The umpire's first decision was usually his last; they broke him in two with a bat, and his friends toted him home on a shutter.

The next instant the click of the shutter in the camera announced that the prize was secure.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shutter, such as: curtain, cover, drape, screen, and shade.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.