nounhistorical , chiefly British
An apparatus for showing motion-picture films.
More example sentences
- The cinematograph of the Lumière brothers showed film at the Grand Café of the Boulevard des Capucines.
- In 1911, the province of Ontario passed an act to regulate theatres and ‘cinematographs’ and establish a Board of Censors, the first in North America.
- ‘The cinematograph is an invention without a future,’ Louis Lumière declared, ‘but at least it has a past.’
Definition of cinematograph in:
- The US English dictionary