Definition of movie in English:

movie

noun

  • 1North American A cinema film.

    as modifier ‘a movie star’
    • ‘These are undoubtedly his most successful movies in a film career which contains a wide mix of the good, the bad and the mediocre.’
    • ‘Estrada, a former action movie star, assumed the presidency in 1998.’
    • ‘I think we both agree on the importance of the movie theater version.’
    • ‘See Tarnation on a movie theater screen if you have the chance.’
    • ‘A lot of people are doing lists of their favorite scary movies.’
    • ‘Summer action movies don't have to be this bad.’
    • ‘I was a monster movie buff when I was a kid.’
    • ‘Now, you know how I love my zombie movies, so I don't take reviewing such films lightly.’
    • ‘I love teen angst movies with moody, atmospheric modern rock soundtracks.’
    • ‘Ustinov also wrote and directed the movie based on his own play.’
    • ‘But it is, for me, the best American animated movie of the year.’
    • ‘The plot draws, of course, from the recently released animated movie of the same name.’
    • ‘When I heard this morning that there were movie premiere tickets to be won, I entered.’
    • ‘Some movies seem better while you're watching them than they actually are.’
    • ‘But I urge you more cynical movie buffs to give this classic a try.’
    • ‘Finally he picked a design that I had based roughly on a movie theatre.’
    • ‘In Sony's case, it helps to own some music and movie studios.’
    • ‘The only thing missing was music playing in the background from a movie soundtrack!’
    • ‘Video games join action figures, trading cards and plush toys as summer movie tie-ins.’
    film, picture, motion picture, feature, feature film
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    1. 1.1the moviesFilms generally or the film industry.
      ‘we decided to go the movies’
      • ‘Believe me it's far more difficult to know what to say to an unconscious loved one than the movies make out.’
      • ‘Caine then tells Parkinson about his love for the movies, and the main reasons he became an actor.’
      • ‘You don't need to be a film buff to enjoy the movies or a football fanatic to watch a game.’
      • ‘Young filmmakers hoping to make it in the movies are showcasing their work next week.’
      • ‘Probably the best spider scene ever in the movies is in merely an addendum to a film.’
      • ‘The majority of the ones I encounter are underpaid yet have a great love for the movies.’
      • ‘The result is incredibly cinematic, and manages not to trivialise the imagination and atmosphere of the movies.’
      • ‘Like in the movies, big names guarantee a big audience on Broadway.’
      • ‘When I landed a job at the STAR newspaper I thought it would be like journalism in the movies.’
      • ‘As much of an asset to the movies as he is to the stage, there are many cinema-goers who hope he doesn't stay away from the screen for too long.’
      • ‘And though the movies are starting to change and we have the odd Lara Croft, there is still a way to go.’
      • ‘If it wasn't for the one busted knee I could be in the movies now you know.’
      • ‘Unlike in the movies, this commencement was long, boring and very unsatisfying.’
      • ‘Youngsters will be given the chance to act out some of their favourite scenes from the movies at a stunt camp being run in the city over the summer.’
      • ‘After 40 years of living in France, only now has this community begun to exist in the movies.’
      • ‘I grabbed her, picked her up, and swung her around like they do in the movies.’
      • ‘I teased him that he was like the pool guy in the movies, who goes around servicing all the bored housewives.’
      • ‘One of the things I find funniest is invented rituals in the movies.’
      • ‘He has one of those over the top Parisian accents you hear in the movies.’
      • ‘She looked like one of those artificially aged people in the movies, with their grey skin, grey hair and faux wrinkles.’
      the cinema, the pictures, the silver screen, the big screen
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Pronunciation

movie

/ˈmuːvi/