cinema

[ sin-uh-muh ]SEE DEFINITION OF cinema

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CINEMA

I suspected a false idea of this rude life had been given by the cinema dramas.

No theaters, cinema shows but three nights a week, and this an off night.

If I had my way I'd be as pretty as a cinema star and twice as soulful.

As it is, she had the greatest difficulty in keeping them, because there's no cinema near.

I know you affect to scorn the cinema, and this was it, tremolo and all.

Surely there are here the elements of a play, not to mention a cinema play.

What goes to Oklahoma is not the peasant play, but the cinema.

And the objection to the cinema is not so much that it goes to Oklahoma as that it does not come from Oklahoma.

To-day, some of our best use them as an equivalent of the cinema fade-out.

“Ah, there you have the Cinema,” replied Sir William enthusiastically.

WORD ORIGIN

1899, "a movie hall," from French cinéma, shortened from cinématographe "motion picture projector and camera," coined 1890s by Lumiere brothers, who invented it, from Latinized form of Greek kinemat-, comb. form of kinema "movement," from kinein "to move" (see cite) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Meaning "movies collectively, especially as an art form" recorded by 1914. Cinéma vérité is 1963, from French.

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