cine·​phile ˈsi-nə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce cinephile (audio)
: a devotee of motion pictures

Examples of cinephile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe it can be enjoyed by cinephiles and by families with children? Marta Balaga, Variety, 15 May 2024 From sports lovers to cinephiles and gamers to casual watchers, TCL offers premium and modern 4K TVs for just about anyone with prices that range from as low as $130 for a 32-inch S-Class S2 4K TV, all the way up to $20,000 for a massive 115-inch Q-Class QM8 4K TV and everything else in between. Rudie Obias, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for cinephile 

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Word History


French cinéphile, from ciné + -phile

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cinephile was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Cinephile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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