motion picture

noun
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of motion picture

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 : 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

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First Known Use of motion picture

1891


MOTION PICTURE Defined for Kids

motion picture

noun

Definition of motion picture for Students

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 : movie 1


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