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Definition of "motion picture" [mo•tion pic•ture]

  • A movie. (noun)
  • The movie industry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "motion picture" in a sentence
  • "More far-reaching than the schoolhouse is the motion picture theater."
  • "He then married Leota Longmore Blything and lived in Pasadena, where he set up a successful electrical shop that eventually serviced the nascent motion picture industry."
  • "But there was still a part of me that wanted to be a motion picture actor, and in 1964 I made my last picture—The Killers."