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cinematography Syllabification: cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /ˌsinəməˈtäɡrəfē/

Definition of cinematography in English:


The art of making motion pictures.
Example sentences
  • This is a rare motion picture that would be worth seeing for the cinematography alone.
  • I believe the cinematography in the film is some of the finest I've seen in years.
  • The soundtrack by Michael Storey is as lush as the cinematography and as nuanced as the performances.



Pronunciation: /ˌsinəˌmadəˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • The image overall is often fairly soft, but this seems to be a deliberate cinematographic choice, rather than a flaw in the transfer process.
  • However, in the beginning I did not understand the importance of the cinematographic expression in its entirety.
  • Roman Kroitor, a technical innovator, has pioneered new cinematographic approaches for decades.


Pronunciation: /-ˌmatəˈɡrafik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • It becomes apparent that every effort has been made cinematographically to portray a rose-tinted memory.
  • Jean Cocteau once said of Bresson, ‘He expresses himself cinematographically as a poet would with his pen.’
  • She has made a cinematographically beautiful film empty of Nabokov's ecstatic genius, his prescient psychology, and her own original talent.

Words that rhyme with cinematography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography

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