cine·​phile | \ ˈsi-nə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce cinephile (audio) \

Definition of cinephile

: a devotee of motion pictures

Examples of cinephile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The network has greenlit a new version of the classic game show, hosted by New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and Grammy-winning singer (and major cinephile) Michael Bolton. Tyler Aquilina,, 18 Feb. 2021 So grab your favorite cinephile and their favorite snack, curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine, and dive into HBO Max's impressive lineup of high-brow horror and entertaining eeriness this Halloween. Rosie Knight,, 17 Sep. 2020 The Criterion Channel Launched in the wake of dearly departed cinephile site FilmStruck, this highbrow platform just celebrated its first birthday. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, 30 Apr. 2020 To exchange recommendations with your fellow cinephiles, join a site like Letterboxd, a social networking service for film geeks. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 14 Mar. 2020 The music fans who would have streamed into Coachella and the cinephiles alighting in Cannes retrace ancient routs and rites of pilgrimage. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2020 Phoenix continued, calling on the cinephiles in the audience and at home to sacrifice animal products for the good of the planet. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 10 Feb. 2020 The news of the theater’s demise caught the attention of the foundation, as well as a group of philanthropic cinephiles who agreed to contribute the $1.2 million to save the theater. J.k. Dineen,, 5 Feb. 2020 Take this film map and head out on the cinephile's road trip of a lifetime. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of cinephile

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cinephile

French cinéphile, from ciné + -phile

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“Cinephile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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