filmdom

noun

film·​dom ˈfilm-dəm How to pronounce filmdom (audio)
: the motion-picture industry

Example Sentences

that will go down in the annals of filmdom as the worst movie ever
Recent Examples on the Web For many of those invited to join filmdom’s most prestigious organization this year, the news was received as both a profound honor and a welcome sign of the changing times. Josh Rottenberg, latimes.com, 26 June 2018 But just know that the loud and long sequence gradually becomes yet another of superhero filmdom’s senseless tempests, logic invented—or forgotten—as necessary. Richard Lawson, VanityFair.com, 25 Apr. 2017 But just know that the loud and long sequence gradually becomes yet another of superhero filmdom’s senseless tempests, logic invented—or forgotten—as necessary. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, 25 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmdom was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Filmdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filmdom. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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