motion picture

noun

Definition of motion picture

  1. 1 :  a series of pictures projected on a screen in rapid succession with objects shown in successive positions slightly changed so as to produce the optical effect of a continuous picture in which the objects move

  2. 2 :  a representation (as of a story) by means of motion pictures :  movie

Examples of motion picture in a Sentence

  1. He was given a starring role in a major motion picture.

  2. a popular novel that was made into a major motion picture

First Known Use of motion picture

1891


MOTION PICTURE Defined for Kids

motion picture

noun

Definition of motion picture for Students

  1. 1 :  a series of pictures projected on a screen rapidly one after another so as to give the appearance of a continuous picture in which the objects move

  2. 2 :  movie 1



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up motion picture? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

set in a bent position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!