Definition of Hollywood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhälēˌwo͝od/
1A district in Los Angeles, the principal center of the US movie industry.
1.1The US movie industry and the lifestyles of the people associated with it: he was never seduced by the glitz and money of Hollywood
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  • Her novel was a worldwide hit and was made into a Hollywood film.
  • His colourful and controversial lifestyle made him sound like a character in a Hollywood film.
  • Between them they portray a host of colourful characters in a small Irish village all wanting to be extras in a Hollywood film.
2A resort city in southeastern Florida, north of Miami, on the Atlantic Ocean; population 141,740 (est. 2008).

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Syllabification: Hol·ly·wood

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