movie

noun
mov·​ie | \ ˈmü-vē \

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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Instead of recasting him, though, producers decided to put him in a fat suit for the movie. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "33 Mind-Blowing "Harry Potter" Movie Facts That'll Make You Want to Watch Them All Over Again," 31 Jan. 2019 The title was the license plate for her Porsche at the beginning of the Legally Blonde tribute in her aughts-era movie montage. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Story Behind Ariana Grande's New Hit, "7 Rings"," 18 Jan. 2019 From a cursory watch, the movie plays as a classic A.I. apocalypse, rise-of-the-machines flick. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How 'Ex Machina' Foresaw the Weaponization of Data," 16 Jan. 2019 Just a spoonful of bravery helps the movie magic happen. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "This 'Mary Poppins Returns' Behind-the-Scenes Secret Has Everyone Freaking Out," 15 Jan. 2019 Thomas, a Pendleton native who now lives in Bend, composes and orchestrates for television and movies. Kathy Aney, The Seattle Times, "Composer celebrates Malheur Refuge," 13 Jan. 2019 By Margot Lee Shetterly Illustrated by Laura Freeman This children's book is by the same author of the adult non-fiction book that was turned into the blockbuster movie of the same name. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Without question, these are 2018’s best space books for kids," 29 Dec. 2018 Disney also intends to produce four to five original movies a year, including a brand new Star Wars trilogy written and directed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Everything You Need To Know About Disney's New Streaming Service," 3 Jan. 2019 Bird Box is being hailed a major movie moment for Netflix (even as film industry insiders debate the significance of the company’s selectively released ratings data). Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Hype Over Netflix’s Bird Box, Explained," 2 Jan. 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 \

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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