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movie Line breaks: movie
Pronunciation: /ˈmuːvi/

Definition of movie in English:


chiefly North American
1A cinema film: [as modifier]: a movie star
More example sentences
  • These are undoubtedly his most successful movies in a film career which contains a wide mix of the good, the bad and the mediocre.
  • Estrada, a former action movie star, assumed the presidency in 1998.
  • I think we both agree on the importance of the movie theater version.
1.1 (the movies) Films generally or the film industry: we decided to go the movies
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  • Believe me it's far more difficult to know what to say to an unconscious loved one than the movies make out.
  • Caine then tells Parkinson about his love for the movies, and the main reasons he became an actor.
  • You don't need to be a film buff to enjoy the movies or a football fanatic to watch a game.
the cinema, the pictures, the silver screen, the big screen
informal the flicks

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