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Definition 1: (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where macguffin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films

Synonyms for macguffin in the sense of this definition

(macguffin is a kind of ...) a component or element of the plot of a story

(macguffin belongs to category ...) a medium that disseminates moving pictures

"theater pieces transferred to celluloid" "this story would be good cinema" "film coverage of sporting events"

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