- 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:
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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.
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motion picture — motion picture, adj. 1. a sequence of consecutive pictures of objects photographed in motion by a specially designed camera (motion picture camera) and thrown on a screen by a projector (motion picture projector) in such rapid succession as to… … Universalium
Motion picture — Mo tion pic ture 1. A series of pictures on a strip of film, taken at regular intervals in rapid succession (now usually 24 frames per second for ordinary work) by a special camera, intended to capture the image of objects in motion. [PJC] 2. the … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
motion picture — motion pictures N COUNT A motion picture is a film made for cinema. [mainly AM] It was there that I saw my first motion picture. ...the motion picture industry. Syn: movie … English dictionary
motion picture — n especially AmE formal a film made for the cinema = ↑movie ▪ the motion picture industry … Dictionary of contemporary English
motion picture — [n] movie cine, cinema, cinematics, cinematograph, feature film, film, flick*, moving picture, picture show, silver screen*, talkie*, talking picture, videotape; concepts 263,293 … New thesaurus
motion picture — motion ,picture noun count a movie made to be shown in theaters … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
motion picture — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a cinema film … English terms dictionary
motion picture — n. FILM (n. 5) … English World dictionary
Motion+picture — Die Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ist eine US amerikanische Organisation mit Sitz in Encino, Kalifornien, die Filme bewertet und anschließend entscheidet, für welche Ziel und Altersgruppe sich der jeweilige Film eignet. In den… … Deutsch Wikipedia
motion picture — noun a) A sequence of images depicting people or objects in motion, preserved on a recording medium and capable of being projected for viewing. Some technical knowledge of cameras and lighting is needed to create a motion picture. b) The… … Wiktionary