Hollywood

noun
Hol·​ly·​wood | \ ˈhä-lē-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce Hollywood (audio) \

Definition of Hollywood

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the American motion-picture industry

Hollywood

adjective

Definition of Hollywood (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from Hollywood

Noun

Hollywoodish \ ˈhä-​lē-​ˌwu̇-​dish How to pronounce Hollywood (audio) \ adjective

Examples of Hollywood in a Sentence

Noun an actor who has had a long career in Hollywood

First Known Use of Hollywood

Noun

1923, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hollywood

Noun

Hollywood, district of Los Angeles, California

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“Hollywood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hollywood. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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Hollywood geographical name

Hol·​ly·​wood | \ ˈhä-lē-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce Hollywood (audio) \

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

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