Definition of CinemaScope in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsinəməˌskōp/


A cinematographic process in which special lenses are used to compress a wide image into a standard frame and then expand it again during projection. It results in an image that is almost two and a half times as wide as it is high.
Example sentences
  • Re-started as a CinemaScope picture, it turned out to be a very wise choice.
  • The colors aren't as bright and bold as a CinemaScope picture shot in color by DeLuxe should be.
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was released by MGM as a CinemaScope movie ‘in blushing color’ in 1954.



Pronunciation: /ˌsinəməˈskäpik/
Example sentences
  • The CinemaScopic projection device ensures a wide field of vision with high-quality images.
  • This low-budget, independent production premiered one week after the release of David Lean's CinemaScopic war epic blockbuster, The Bridge on the River Kwai.
  • Zhang brings her face into loving close-up on the wide, CinemaScopic screen

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Syllabification: Cin·e·ma·Scope

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