mov·​ie·​go·​er | \ ˈmü-vē-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce moviegoer (audio) \

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moviegoing \ ˈmü-​vē-​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce moviegoer (audio) , -​ˌgȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun, often attributive

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Recent Examples on the Web Pity WB again missing out by overestimating the taste of the American moviegoer. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 Film distributors assemble their own geographically broader moviegoer lists. Robert Marich, Variety, 20 Aug. 2021 That’s great for a certain kind of moviegoer, less so for others. Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2021 By next week, the box office will get another major test of moviegoer interest. Kelly Gilblom, Fortune, 5 July 2021 Over the past 20 years, the multibillion-dollar-grossing Fast and Furious franchise has bent the laws of physics and tested the outer limits of moviegoer credulity, pulling off ever more fantastical flights of vehicular fancy with each new film. Chris Lee, Vulture, 23 June 2021 Being a good moviegoer sometimes means risking a little conflict. Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Outside of Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg, how many directors could an average moviegoer name? Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2021 Data collected by National Research Group, which has tracked moviegoer sentiment for 40 years, says 57% of those polled before the weekend expressed comfort with the prospect of returning to theaters, up from a low of 19% in April 2020. R.t. Watson, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of moviegoer

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Moviegoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of moviegoer

: a person who goes to a theater to watch movies

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