Definition of headshot in English:

headshot

noun

  • 1A photograph of a person's head.

    • ‘So anyway, after the interview was over, we spent another few minutes talking with the casting director as we were waiting for Joe's Polaroid headshot to develop.’
    • ‘Participants were shown black-and-white headshots of two candidates in 95 Senate races.’
    • ‘The photos are mostly headshots and images of him sitting cross-legged at his independence rallies and represent the most critical years of his life.’
    • ‘They want to see our classrooms, our training kitchen, the artwork from the kids on the walls, and the various tales of ‘where are they now’ that are prompted by the headshots of KOTO graduates.’
    • ‘Gone are the plump cheeks and twee twinkly smile. I need new headshots, but that's always a dicey move; you age at catastrophic speed, and people think you've had an intense bout as a meth user.’
    • ‘Comparisons, influences, and even other reviews are included in your average packet, mixed in with a couple of headshots of the artist.’
    • ‘Pack some glossy headshots, a resume, and your passport (stuff a Xerox in a hidden place).’
    • ‘I sent her some of your headshots and she showed them to Ginger.’
    • ‘Judging by the headshot Mo uses on her columns, nothing on her has been allowed to fall on its own, even a little.’
    • ‘One of her Mother's talent headshots smiled brilliantly up at her, and the child had to tear herself away from staring into those familiar, beckoning eyes.’
    • ‘Just click on any of the headshots below to generate an automatic email with your vote: please vote as many times as you like.’
    • ‘And most headshots are just yearbook photos, right?’
    • ‘The poll laid out headshots of all the chefs, in three groups based on geography.’
    • ‘Only one headshot exists of Atta, as far as I know.’
    • ‘And all you have to do is send in a full-body swimsuit photograph and one headshot to their offices.’
    • ‘There were rotating headshots in the lobby, of all the funny and unfunny people that lived there.’
    • ‘Then I happened to look over at the casting director's pile of rejected headshots.’
    • ‘Members have the chance to gain a certificate in Theatre Performance, and help is given with CVs, acquiring headshots and finding agents.’
    • ‘Each photo was perhaps 4 inches by 4 inches, and they seemed to be headshots.’
    • ‘She's changed her headshots three times over the past year to give her readers a variety of new looks, hairstyles and confident poses.’
    1. 1.1 A frame, or a sequence of frames, of videotape or motion-picture film that captures a close-up of a person's head.
      • ‘Courtroom drama series The Practice has a very effective title sequence that combines headshots of each of the main cast members blended and superimposed with urban city images in a quickly cut montage.’
      • ‘Warhol produced a number of films in which these figures were filmed as living headshots, the camera simply staring at the individual while he or she did nothing but awkwardly return the gaze.’
      • ‘Rather than breaking the spell, the presence of these men, unfussily filmed (simple headshots, against a plain backcloth), adds to the intensity of the experience and deepens the psychological drama.’
  • 2A bullet or gunshot aimed at the head.

    • ‘It also offers a magnified view of the target for more precise aiming, which facilitates headshots out to 400 yards.’
    • ‘Keep in mind that either a direct headshot or complete immolation will kill these creatures, so if you're in an armory and you have to choose between a loaded machinegun or dry-erase marker, you should probably choose the machinegun.’
    • ‘They have no use for any body function except the brain, which is why you need to make a headshot in order to eliminate them.’
    • ‘Enemies behave much more realistically - in a Hollywood way - when they're shot: slamming into walls, tumbling down stairs, crumpling under a headshot, etc.’
    • ‘Similarly there's a mission where enemies take innocents hostage and use them as human shields but using your zoom-scope shooting you think you can score a headshot, but it just won't happen for you.’
    • ‘If it wasn't for a few well-placed headshots by several other Marines the group would have certainly been decimated.’
    • ‘Get caught unexpectedly with the sniper rifle though and it still takes three headshots if you don't use the zoom.’
    • ‘This should result in lots of headshots, since, you know, if your head is facing toward someone and they point their gun at your head and pull the trigger your head is where the bullet would go.’
    • ‘For an M-rated title, headshots aren't as bloodily satisfying as they could be’
    • ‘They're also a fair bit hardier in terms of taking damage; for example, it can require multiple headshots to defeat them, which can make these encounters feel rather more arcade-like than the rest of the game.’
    • ‘On top of that, you will likely need to fill up on health often as the enemy can get quite lucky with headshots when you are not mounted behind your M60.’
    • ‘Whatever he is, he can take at least two simultaneous impalements at the same time as three headshots.’

Pronunciation

headshot

/ˈhedˌSHät/