cin·​e·​mat·​ic | \ ˌsi-nə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce cinematic (audio) \

Definition of cinematic

1 : of, relating to, suggestive of, or suitable for motion pictures or the filming of motion pictures cinematic principles and techniques cinematic special effects
2 : filmed and presented as a motion picture cinematic fantasies a cinematic adaptation of a novel

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cinematically \ ˌsi-​nə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce cinematically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of cinematic in a Sentence

a director who has produced some great cinematic moments

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The wait makes sense: Each episode of Westworld is a cinematic experience., "When Does Westworld Return For Season 3?," 25 June 2018 Watching someone's rise to stardom is very cinematic. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "From Teen Spirit to A Star Is Born: What's With All the Movies About Pop Stars?," 19 Apr. 2019 After producing cinematic feats from Life Is But a Dream to Lemonade, Beyoncé is putting out another visual project, this time centered around her groundbreaking Coachella performances in 2018. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé's Homecoming Netflix Documentary: Everything You Need to Know," 8 Apr. 2019 The cinematic classic, which explores the stories of four best friends who bond over a pair of jeans that magically fit them all, first premiered in theaters back in 2005. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Both "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" Movies Are Coming to Netflix in April," 18 Mar. 2019 After the cinematic space odyssey, partygoers made their way to what could only be described as a superhero hideout. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Brie Larson Exhibited All Kinds of Girl Power at Captain Marvel's Adrenaline-Fueled New York City Premiere," 8 Mar. 2019 In 2008, the first Iron Man movie came out, launching an entire cinematic universe that routinely boasts some of the best-selling, most-talked-about movies in recent memory. Yolanda Machado, Marie Claire, "Lashana Lynch Is Changing the Face of Superhero Movies," 4 Mar. 2019 Long considered the best in his field, Deakins received a standing ovation honoring the entire breadth of his cinematic achievements. Jake Kring-schreifels, Esquire, "The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Moments of the 2018 Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018 Second, if white children have been exposed to Black Panther, parents should talk to them about what makes the story and the film unprecedented in cinematic history and so special for many people watching, but for black people most profoundly. Andrew Grant-thomas And Melissa Giraud, Good Housekeeping, "Parents: Maybe Don't Buy Your Kid That Black Panther Costume This Halloween," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cinematic

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cinematic

see cinema

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English Language Learners Definition of cinematic

: of or relating to movies

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