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

Examples of filmdom in a Sentence

that will go down in the annals of filmdom as the worst movie ever
Recent Examples on the Web Takala, however, suspected that his work might be more complex than the stereotype of filmdom’s bumbling Paul Blart. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 But no worries: Why try to duplicate one of the most memorable moments in American filmdom? David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2023 And while traditional Hollywood debates the impact of Netflix’s ramp-up on filmdom overall, Sarandos firmly believes the streamer’s titles don’t need a theatrical release to have a cultural impact. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 17 May 2023 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,, 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.,, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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