motion picture


motion picture
noun
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement (Freq. 9)
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they went to a movie every Saturday night

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the film was shot on location

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑film (for: ↑film)
Members of this Topic:
dub, ↑synchronize, ↑synchronise, ↑film, ↑shoot, ↑take, ↑videotape, ↑tape, ↑reshoot
Hypernyms: ↑show, ↑product, ↑production
Hyponyms:
Part Meronyms:
sequence, ↑episode, ↑credit, ↑subtitle, ↑caption, ↑credits, ↑scene, ↑shot

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noun, pl ⋯ -tures [count]
US :movie, ↑film

He was given a starring role in a major motion picture.

the motion-picture industry

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ˌmotion ˈpicture [motion picture motion pictures] noun (especially NAmE)
a film/movie that is made for the cinema
 
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The American motion picture industry began with Thomas Edison in the 19th century.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.