movie

noun
mov·​ie | \ ˈmü-vē How to pronounce movie (audio) \

Definition of movie

1 : a recording of moving images that tells a story and that people watch on a screen or television : motion picture watched a movie after dinner a movie about the Civil War an action movie
2 movies plural : a showing of a motion picture especially in a theater went to the movies last Friday also : a theater that shows movies What's playing at the movies?
3 movies plural : the business of making movies : the motion-picture medium or industry

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Examples of movie in a Sentence

He wants to work in the movies. a career in the movies

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From hosting a screening party to sipping cocktails poolside, Branca shows us her insider tips and tricks for setting the mood like a movie star. Heather Corcoran, ELLE Decor, "How to Bring Old Hollywood Into Your Home," 19 Mar. 2019 Playing a superhero in the movies requires real-life superhuman strength. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's How Brie Larson Trained to Play Captain Marvel," 7 Mar. 2019 The entire apartment was done for a silent movie star. Joanna Saltz, House Beautiful, "Five Designers on How to Make Old Things New Again," 8 Feb. 2019 Even three years ago, the fact of an Oscar winner and major movie star headlining a TV show still would have been novel enough to drive at least some attention toward Queen America, the series in question. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 The middle-class wage squeeze is affecting an unlikely group: Hollywood movie and television writers, who are threatening to fire their agents en masse over what their union calls unfair business practices. Joe Flint, WSJ, "Labor Action, With a Hollywood Twist: Screenwriters Threaten to Fire Their Agents," 29 Mar. 2019 Angelina Jolie is reportedly in talks to star in Marvel's upcoming superhero movie The Eternals, although her potential role in the film is not yet known. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Angelina Jolie Could Be Starring in a Marvel Superhero Movie," 28 Mar. 2019 So yeah, between all of those highly succesful movies and high end modeling gigs, Noah has been earning quite a lot in the few short years he's been in the biz. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Noah Centineo's Large Net Worth is All Thanks to Netflix," 27 Mar. 2019 Advertising Snowden’s lawyer decided to go public with the identities of the refugees after learning that movie director Oliver Stone had found out about them and would incorporate their role into his film on Snowden, which was released in 2016. Rob Gillies, The Seattle Times, "Canada takes refugee who sheltered Snowden," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of movie

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for movie

moving picture

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movie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of movie

chiefly US
: a recording of moving images that tells a story and that people watch on a screen or television
: a showing of a movie in a theater also : a movie theater
: the business of making movies : the film industry

movie

noun
mov·​ie | \ ˈmü-vē How to pronounce movie (audio) \

Kids Definition of movie

1 : a story represented in motion pictures an action movie
2 : a showing of a movie often used in pl. We went to the movies last night.

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