Definitions for letterbox

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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. letterbox(noun)ˈɛtɚ

    mailbox

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  1. letterbox(Noun)

    a mailbox

  2. letterbox(Verb)

    To transfer a widescreen motion picture to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, with the placing of black bars above and below the picture area.

  3. letterbox(Adjective)

    Transferred to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, having black bars above and below the picture area.

Freebase

  1. Letterboxing

    Letterboxing is the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the film's original aspect ratio. The resulting videographic image has mattes above and below it; these mattes are part of the image. LTBX is the identifying abbreviation for films and images so formatted. The term refers to the shape of a letter box, a slot in a wall or door through which mail is delivered, being rectangular and wider than it is high.


Translations for letterbox

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

letterbox(noun)

a slit in a door (sometimes with a box behind it) through which mail from the post is put

He put the card through the letterbox.

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