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  • adjective Not diegetic.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ diegetic

Examples

  • But the film, bizarrely, abandons this structure—it begins to show us nondiegetic scenes which were not and could not have been filmed interspersed with the documentary material, undercutting and ultimately destroying its own formal conceit.

    ‘District 9′ « Gerry Canavan

  • The incongruous, semiominous thrash of techno percussion accompanying the credits would become an Alonso trademark, but once the film proper begins, the director foregoes all nondiegetic music.

    artforum.com

  • The violins and harmonicas would be background music, nondiegetic music, designed to intensify our horror but not heard by either the eaten or surviving jitterbuggers.

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  • The violins and harmonicas would be background music, nondiegetic music, designed to intensify our horror but not heard by either the eaten or surviving jitterbuggers.

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