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cinematography

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noun cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy \ˌsi-nə-mə-ˈtä-grə-fē\

Simple Definition of cinematography

  • : the art, process, or job of filming movies : motion-picture photography

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cinematography

  1. :  the art or science of motion-picture photography

cinematographic play \-ˌma-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
cinematographically play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of cinematography in a sentence

  1. The film's cinematography is breathtaking.

  2. Who did the cinematography for this film?



1897

First Known Use of cinematography

1897

Rhymes with cinematography


Medical Dictionary

cinematography

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noun cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phy \ˌsin-ə-mə-ˈtäg-rə-fē\

Medical Definition of cinematography

plural cinematographies

  1. :  the art or science of motion-picture photography <X-ray fluoroscopic cinematography>

cinematographic \-ˌmat-ə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective
cinematographically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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