Definition of movie in English:

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movie

Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞ovē/

noun

chiefly North American
1A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a theater or on television; a motion picture.
Example sentences
  • There is a movement afoot to release movies to both theaters and DVD at the same time.
  • My sensibility has been shaped as much by movies and television and pop music as it has by books.
  • Over the next year, we're going to see several movies based on the events of that day.
Synonyms
film, motion picture, picture, feature (film);
director's cut;
video, DVD
informal flick, pic
dated moving picture
1.1 (the movies) A movie theater: we decided to go to the movies
More example sentences
  • A trip to the movies in Korea shares much in common with a trip to the movies in any other country.
  • I am planning to see this movie at least another 2 times while it is still at the movies!
  • A year after the event, the health minister resigned and the government announced that in future heatwaves, everybody should go to the movies because they're air-conditioned.
Synonyms
movie theater, cinema, multiplex, silver screen, cinematheque
informal big screen
dated movie house
1.2Motion pictures generally or the motion-picture industry: a lifelong love of the movies
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with movie

groovy
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