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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The artistic technique of forcing the audience to see common things in an unknown or strange way, in order to enhance perception of the known.

Usage examples (17)
  • "That's a kind of defamiliarization that has sent people … wondering about this whole sort of world we live in," he said.
  • GGM does amazing things with Magical Realism, especially the defamiliarization of everyday things.
  • Ankh-Moporkians are us, with a twist, and Pratchett is THE master of self-scrutiny through defamiliarization.
  • One of the guiding principles in commercial production is that you must use defamiliarization to make your spot memorable. for more
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