Definition of Macguffin in English :

Define Macguffin in English

Macguffin meaning in English

Meaning of Macguffin in English

Pronunciation of Macguffin in English

Macguffin pronunciation in English

Pronounce Macguffin in English


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1. macguffin, mcguffin

(film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot

Example Sentences:
'the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of macguffin
an object or event in a book or a film that serves as the impetus for the plot

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see synonyms of macguffin
An object in a work of fiction, especially in film, whose only purpose is to advance the plot.

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