Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shutter
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ʌtɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: shutter
    Meaning: a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
  • Synonyms: shutter
    Meaning: a hinged blind for a window
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: shutter
    Meaning: close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"
Usage examples
  • "Then why's the shutter closed?"
  • This window contained no glass, but was closed with a broad shutter.
  • A full view of this shutter is also represented, with its opening, D, in the small illustration to the right.
  • This--this shutter will be taken down as abruptly as by some inconceivably drowsy heedlessness of common Nature it has been put up.
  • The positive film is moved intermittently but swiftly throughout its length between the objective lens and a beam of light coming through the condenser, being exposed by the shutter during the periods of rest.
  • The Lycosa surrounds the mouth of her shaft with a simple parapet, a mere collection of tiny pebbles, sticks and silk; the others fix a movable door to theirs, a round shutter with a hinge, a groove and a set of bolts.
  • While they were still talking he put his saddle bags over his arm, opened the shutter its full width, and dropped quietly to the ground outside, remembering to take the precaution of closing the shutter behind him, lest the sudden inrush of cold startle the Leffingwells and their friends.