- motion picture
- nouna form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement (Freq. 9)-
they went to a movie every Saturday night-
the film was shot on location• Syn:↑movie, ↑film, ↑picture, ↑moving picture, ↑moving-picture show, ↑motion-picture show, ↑picture show, ↑pic, ↑flick• Members of this Topic:• Hyponyms:↑telefilm, ↑feature, ↑feature film, ↑final cut, ↑home movie, ↑collage film, ↑coming attraction, ↑shoot-'em-up, ↑short subject, ↑documentary, ↑docudrama, ↑documentary film, ↑infotainment, ↑cinema verite, ↑film noir, ↑skin flick, ↑rough cut, ↑silent movie, ↑silent picture, ↑silents, ↑slow motion, ↑talking picture, ↑talkie, ↑three-D, ↑3-D, ↑3D, ↑musical, ↑musical comedy, ↑musical theater• Part Meronyms:
* * *noun, pl ⋯ -tures [count]
He was given a starring role in a major motion picture.
the motion-picture industry
* * *ˌmotion ˈpicture [motion picture motion pictures] noun (especially NAmE)a film/movie that is made for the cinemaExample Bank:
The American motion picture industry began with Thomas Edison in the 19th century.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.