from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Griffith, Arthur 1872-1922. Irish nationalist leader who was a founder of the Sinn Fein movement for Irish independence (1905). He led the Irish delegation that negotiated the 1921 treaty with England that established the Irish Free State.
  • Griffith, D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark) 1875-1948. American filmmaker who developed several cinematic techniques, such as fade-ins, fade-outs, close-ups, moving-camera shots, and flashbacks. The Birth of a Nation (1915) is among his many films.

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  • proper n. A male given name used in Wales, Anglicized from Welsh Gruffudd
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)


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