movie

noun mov·ie \ ˈmü-vē \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of movie

2 movies plural : a showing of a motion picture
3 movies plural : the motion-picture medium or industry

Examples of movie in a Sentence

  1. He wants to work in the movies.

  2. a career in the movies

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Origin and Etymology of movie

moving picture

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MOVIE Defined for English Language Learners

movie

noun

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

movie

noun mov·ie \ ˈmü-vē \

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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