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movie

play
noun mov·ie \ˈmü-vē\

Simple Definition of movie

  • : a recording of moving images that tells a story and that people watch on a screen or television

  • the movies : a showing of a movie in a theater; also : a movie theater

  • : the business of making movies : the film industry

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of movie

  1. 1 :  motion picture

  2. 2 plural :  a showing of a motion picture

  3. 3 plural :  the motion-picture medium or industry

Examples of movie in a sentence

  1. He wants to work in the movies.

  2. a career in the movies



Origin and Etymology of movie

moving picture


First Known Use: 1911

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MOVIE Defined for Kids

movie

play
noun mov·ie \ˈmü-vē\

Definition of movie for Students

  1. 1 :  a story represented in motion pictures <an action movie>

  2. 2 :  a showing of a movie —often used in pl. <We went to the movies last night.>





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