Definition of cineaste in English:

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cineaste

Pronunciation: /ˈsinēˌast/
(also cineast)

noun

1A filmmaker.
Example sentences
  • Nouvelle vague of the 1960s was conceived in a similar spirit by French cineasts who realized that the Hollywood studios had turned the movie into a product to be consumed.
1.1An enthusiast for or devotee of movies or filmmaking.
Example sentences
  • The 2004 Cannes Film Festival was a treat for gay cineasts.

Origin

1920s: from French cinéaste, from ciné (from cinéma), on the pattern of enthousiaste 'enthusiast'.

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Syllabification: cin·e·aste

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