Meaning of Sensurround in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛnsəraʊnd/


mass noun Trademark
  • A cinema special-effects technique whereby the audience is apparently surrounded by low-frequency sound.

    as modifier ‘Sensurround sound’
    • ‘The team from York's City Screen have spent a year working to bring about the return of the disaster film in its original format with Sensurround which causes the cinema to physically vibrate during the earthquake sequences.’
    • ‘However the lights dimmed and the Dolby Sensurround richly broadcasted itself with all the panache of a ‘proper’ film.’
    • ‘Hollywood is itself a hubristic enterprise, built on a geological fault line, a fear examined in Earthquake, the first disaster movie to be screened with seat-rattling technology called Sensurround.’
    • ‘It may well be that performance capture is going to be viewed, a hundred years from now, as a blind alley that a few people went down for a time, and as relevant and as interesting to what's going on as Smell-o-vision or Sensurround.’
    • ‘I would have liked the average cinemagoer to see on the screen what Masson saw in her imagination - and for that list and litany of human evil to have been experienced in Sensurround and Dolby.’


1970s blend of sense and surround.