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Hollywood

noun Hol·ly·wood \ ˈhä-lē-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of Hollywood

:the American motion-picture industry

Hollywoodish

play \ˈhä-lē-ˌwu̇-dish\ adjective

Examples of hollywood in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of hollywood

Hollywood, district of Los Angeles, California


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Hollywood

adjective

Definition of Hollywood

1 :of or characteristic of people in the American motion-picture industry
  • the Hollywood lifestyle
2 :of or characteristic of a Hollywood film
  • a story with a Hollywood happy ending

First Known Use of hollywood

1928


Hollywood

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

Definition of Hollywood

1 section of Los Angeles, California northwest of the downtown district
Note: Hollywood is a major center of the U.S. motion-picture and television industries.
2 city in southeastern Florida north of Miami population 140,768

HOLLYWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

Hollywood

noun

Definition of Hollywood for English Language Learners

  • : the American movie industry


Hollywood

adjective

Definition of Hollywood for English Language Learners

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

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



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