moving picture


Example Sentences

in the 20th century moving pictures became an important form of artistic expression
Recent Examples on the Web Related Stories To further test the specifics of serial dependence, the researchers put growing intervals of time in the middle of the moving picture, starting at one second and going all the way up to 15 seconds while still registering the same illusory misgauging of the picture's age. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 15 Feb. 2022 Pugh has a way of reminding you why a close-up is the single best gift the moving pictures have given us, as well as somehow making her reactions to a lot of melodramatic business seem organic. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 24 Mar. 2023 But perhaps none of those books is as tender as this moving picture book about Yamasaki told from the perspective of his granddaughter, Katie Yamasaki. Curbed Staff, Curbed, 8 Nov. 2022 The Cinematheque Award pays tribute to an extraordinary artist who’s making a significant contribution to the art of the moving picture. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Nov. 2022 Kali’s daughter Susan has recently come across a new stash of film—as in moving picture film—that is slowly being digitized. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2022 The brand used to release slide and moving picture projectors under the Pradovit name, according to New Atlas. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 Sep. 2022 First, a film director (Hugh Dancy), making a moving picture with actual stars (played, delightfully, by Dominic West and Laura Haddock), wants to use the Crawley estate as a location. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 18 May 2022 By stark contrast, no one these days runs screaming from a movie theater to escape certain ruin from the moving picture of an onrushing choo-choo. Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moving picture was in 1894

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“Moving picture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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