film·​ic ˈfil-mik How to pronounce filmic (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling motion pictures
filmically adverb

Examples of filmic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both of those features would be potentially welcome additions to the filmic examination of Marvel. Roy Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 June 2023 The track's music video showcases ATEEZ's signature artistry with filmic sets, thrilling action and kinetic choreography. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 16 June 2023 Max could not make a series without a deal with the author, who still holds considerable control over the filmic rights to her stories. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2023 The title track kicks off as a filmic ambient record before slowly progressing into a more electronic sound, one that is psychedelic, hypnotic and progressive, Sangiuliano says. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Some filmic choices prove more daunting than others, as ICE technicians prefer to work on films formatted in scope rather than 16:9 or academy ratios, while the traditional shot-reverse-shot editing technique has forced a different set of solutions. Ben Croll, Variety, 23 Apr. 2023 Narrated in his own voice, this filmic tribute by Luis Reyes chronicles a pioneering life with the supporting voices of a plethora of American Latinos such as Chicano legend Edward James Olmos, actress Eva Longoria — a fellow Corpus Christi native — and showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 With Alamo starved for customers and with major Hollywood studios all but shutting off the pipeline to new filmic product during that time, the news seemed like yet another nail in the coffin of communal movie-viewing. Chris Lee, Vulture, 3 June 2021 Today’s game engines running on modern hardware are capable of high-quality depth-of-field, motion blur, subsurface scattering, filmic tone mapping and many other sophisticated cinematic rendering effects that were not practical just a few years ago. Barry Jenkins, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmic was in 1915

Dictionary Entries Near filmic

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“Filmic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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