film·​ic | \ ˈfil-mik How to pronounce filmic (audio) \

Definition of filmic

: of, relating to, or resembling motion pictures

Other Words from filmic

filmically \ ˈfil-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce filmic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of filmic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Working with just 15 slots and a trove of diverse and often contradictory approaches, the NIFFF team looked for titles that could stand on their own while also standing in for larger filmic trends. Ben Croll, Variety, 23 June 2022 Even the filmic mainstream got a shot in the arm, with several members of the Canto-pop boy band sensation Mirror rapidly transitioning into film. Patrick Frater, Variety, 17 May 2022 Tickets for Sunday’s filmic Haim-fest are $20 and include some Haim merch. Chris Willman, Variety, 30 Apr. 2022 Top of the Lake was part of that very early wave of filmic television. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2022 Miranda uses filmic tools that better illustrate a struggling composer’s restless, desperate need to be heard. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 Bowers, however, undercut his own invention by adding filmic images of burning logs and the like, uninspiring a listener’s imagination. Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2021 The resulting images have an inherently lifelike and natural feel that’s evocative and filmic. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 30 Jan. 2022 Sylvia Khoury’s elegant new play Selling Kabul looks perfectly at home in this filmic space, using the compression of the tight frame to create a ratcheting sense of tension. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of filmic

1915, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Filmic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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