filmgoer

noun
film·​go·​er | \ ˈfilm-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce filmgoer (audio) \

Definition of filmgoer

: one who frequently attends films

Examples of filmgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mainstream Chinese filmgoers appear to be responding favorably to the new feature, despite its somewhat slow pacing and meandering storyline. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "China Box Office: 'Jumanji 2' Levels Down With Soft $25M Opening," 9 Dec. 2019 Rooster was so strong a character that a new generation of filmgoers and Oscar voters welcomed him back. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 Each year, that list seems perfectly calibrated to strike the most passionate filmgoers as just out of step with cultural progress; the outrage about that chronic condition is also beginning to seem reflexive, like a button too easily pressed. Washington Post, "A decent show, if you like your Oscar nights fully automated," 10 Feb. 2020 Rooster was so strong a character that a new generation of filmgoers and Oscar voters welcomed him back. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 Chinese filmgoers like Zhang Yulin, however, say the film captures the pain many families experience when a loved one gets cancer and can’t afford good treatment. WSJ, "Chinese Hit Movie ‘Dying to Survive’ Injects Urgency in Drug-Price Push," 17 July 2018 Rooster was so strong a character that a new generation of filmgoers and Oscar voters welcomed him back. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020 Ruffalo, best known to filmgoers for playing the Incredible Hulk, is an outspoken political extremist. John Fund, National Review, "Hollywood Scare Stories Are Driving Our Politics," 15 Dec. 2019 Rooster was so strong a character that a new generation of filmgoers and Oscar voters welcomed him back. Dallas News, "‘True Grit’ author Charles Portis dies at 86," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of filmgoer

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Filmgoer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filmgoer. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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filmgoer

noun
How to pronounce filmgoer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of filmgoer

: a person who often goes to movies or who is at a particular movie

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