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Hollywood

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noun Hol·ly·wood \ˈhä-lē-ˌwu̇d\

Simple Definition of Hollywood

  • : the American movie industry

Full Definition of Hollywood

  1. :  the American motion-picture industry

Hol·ly·wood·ish play \-ˌwu̇-dish\ adjective

Examples of hollywood

  1. an actor who has had a long career in Hollywood



Origin of hollywood

Hollywood, district of Los Angeles, California


First Known Use: 1923


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Hollywood

adjective Hol·ly·wood

Simple Definition of Hollywood

  • : relating to or characteristic of people in the American movie industry

  • : relating to or typical of a movie made in Hollywood

Full Definition of Hollywood

  1. 1 :  of or characteristic of people in the American motion-picture industry <the Hollywood lifestyle>

  2. 2 :  of or characteristic of a Hollywood film <a story with a Hollywood happy ending>

1928

First Known Use of hollywood

1928


Hollywood

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geographical name Hol·ly·wood \ˈhä-lē-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of Hollywood

  1. 1 section of Los Angeles, California NW of the downtown district

  2. 2 city SE Florida N of Miami pop 140,768




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