Words at Play : Top 10 Particular Kinds of Lovers

#10: Cinephile

Definition:

devotee of motion pictures; cineast

About the Word:

Like bibliophile ("book lover"), cinephile was borrowed directly from French into English.

What's the difference between a cinephile and a "movie lover"? The distinction is vague, but cinephile – with its classical tone – suggests a scholarly interest.

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