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all-kill song, all-talking/all-colour movie what do they mean? are there other phrases with "all"?
Jun 15, 2015 3:40 PM
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Hello Bibinur, The prefix 'all-' means everything in the object is like this. I must admit your examples are a little unusual, could you give us some more context? The most common example I can think of is all-singing and all-dancing - usually used together. Hope this helps.
June 15, 2015
"All-talking" movie is actually a very, very, VERY old-fashioned phrase. It comes from the very earliest days of movie sound. At the beginning, sound was a difficult and expensive process and a few early movie, notably "The Jazz Singer," were mostly silent with just a short section with sound. So an "all-talking" movie meant one that had sound all the way through from beginning to end.
June 16, 2015
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