cin·e·mat·ic | \ˌsi-nə-ˈma-tik \

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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Other Words from cinematic

cinematically \-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

Examples of cinematic in a Sentence

a director who has produced some great cinematic moments

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Grab a picnic blanket, your honey and a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn for a free cinematic adventure in the park. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Revival Food Hall then a movie in Millennium Park," 16 June 2017 New Battlefield V gameplay videos, posted by YouTube channel hosts in attendance, showed more hard gameplay footage from its multiplayer mode, as opposed to last month's cinematic, perspective-shifting reveal trailer. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "EA at E3: BioWare confirms Anthem in Feb 2019, Madden returns to PC," 9 June 2018 Of course, Marvel would eventually go make an entire cinematic universe with multiple superheroes, including Spider-Man. The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, "'Jessica Jones' doesn't wow in Season 2, but it's not as off the mark as 'Iron Fist'," 8 Mar. 2018 Iron Man,’’ which a decade ago kicked off the Marvel cinematic universe that now includes 18 movies. Matthew Townsend,, "Hasbro Bet on ‘Black Panther’ Because Kids Said It Was Cool," 27 Feb. 2018 Fellow cinematic alternative rock group Manchester Orchestra opens. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You can see Arcade Fire and Manchester Orchestra for just $21 at Summerfest Sunday," 7 July 2018 This year, Black Panther changed the cinematic landscape forever., "OITNB's Uzo Aduba Named First-Ever Heifer International Ambassador To Africa," 19 June 2018 To make the film more cinematic, Wenders decided to draw parallels between Francis and his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, who was also known for his devotion to the poor and his reverence for nature. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word': Film Review | Cannes 2018," 13 May 2018 Both series call the ascendant streamer home, are inspired by prolific, beloved authors, and were produced to be Emmys bait with their lush, cinematic aesthetics., "Handmaid’s Tale," 13 July 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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The first known use of cinematic was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of cinematic

: of or relating to movies

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