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Definition of "cinema" []

  • A film or movie. (noun)
  • A movie theater. (noun)
  • Films or movies considered as a group. (noun)
  • The film or movie industry. (noun)
  • The art or technique of making films or movies; filmmaking. (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 "cinema" in a sentence
  • "English inherited film from its Germanic roots, but borrowed the word cinema from French."
  • "The figure of the vampire in cinema is no stranger to permutation."
  • "That horror films are mainstream in cinema is now a given, and whatever cul-de-sac horror literature finds itself in is the one its publishers put it in by swaddling it all in shiny black covers, adorned with skulls and snakes and rats and typefaces dripping blood …"