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cinematography Line breaks: cine¦ma|tog¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfi/

Definition of cinematography in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The art of photography and camerawork in film-making: home movie footage with superb cinematography
More example sentences
  • The photography / cinematography was to a large extent a product of its time, constrained by primitive technology.
  • Be it ad photography or cinematography, he works with equal zeal.
  • The cinematography, editing and soundtrack are, at least, competent.

Derivatives

cinematographic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnəˌmatəˈɡrafɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The image overall is often fairly soft, but this seems to be a deliberate cinematographic choice, rather than a flaw in the transfer process.
  • However, in the beginning I did not understand the importance of the cinematographic expression in its entirety.
  • Roman Kroitor, a technical innovator, has pioneered new cinematographic approaches for decades.

cinematographically

2
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnɪmatəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • It becomes apparent that every effort has been made cinematographically to portray a rose-tinted memory.
  • Jean Cocteau once said of Bresson, ‘He expresses himself cinematographically as a poet would with his pen.’
  • She has made a cinematographically beautiful film empty of Nabokov's ecstatic genius, his prescient psychology, and her own original talent.

Words that rhyme with cinematography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography

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