Definition of cineplex in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsinəˌpleks/
(also Cineplex)


trademark, chiefly North American
A movie theater with several separate screens; a multiplex.
Example sentences
  • There are really only three action movies hitting the cineplexes in the holiday season without franchise credentials.
  • The film boasts an emotional honesty all too rarely seen at cineplexes these days.
  • Mental illness is too complex a subject for an hour and a half at the cineplex.


1970s: blend of cinema and complex.

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Syllabification: cin·e·plex

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