Definition of movie
1 : motion picture
2 movies plural : a showing of a motion picture
3 movies plural : the motion-picture medium or industry
Examples of movie in a Sentence
He wants to work in the movies.
a career in the movies
Recent Examples of movie from the Web
None other than the movie's stars Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and China Anne McClain, of course.
Meanwhile, the Prime membership offers not just TV shows and movies but also music from such artists as Coldplay, Adele and Bruno Mars.
As for the Medway Queen, the ship returned to its work as a pleasure boat at the end of the war and even appeared in several movies.
Forget how many movies stuff like this happens in and try to imagine it as real: a man without teeth refusing release.
At 298 feet long, Angel’s Flight is the world’s shortest railway, with a long, fascinating history that includes appearances in countless TV shows and movies, most recently La La Land.
When the film marked its 50th anniversary in 2013, Landau recalled the monumentally mediocre movie’s other headlining scandal: Elizabeth Taylor’s adulterous affair with Burton.
But then Charlize Theron, action movie veteran from Mad Max: Fury Road, Aeon Flux, and more, walked onto set.
But even Valerian's lackluster plot isn't this movie's biggest problem—and unfortunately the problem is right there in the title.
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Origin and Etymology of movie
First Known Use: 1909See Words from the same year
MOVIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of movie for English Language Learners
: a recording of moving images that tells a story and that people watch on a screen or television
the movies : a showing of a movie in a theater; also : a movie theater
: the business of making movies : the film industry
MOVIE Defined for Kids
Definition of movie for Students
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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