moving picture


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Synonyms for moving picture


film, flick, flicker, motion picture, movie, picture

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Examples of moving picture in a Sentence

in the 20th century moving pictures became an important form of artistic expression

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And when electronic and performing media came along in the 20th century, artists picked up new tools and toys, from moving pictures to recordable and replayable sound. Vince Guerrieri, Popular Mechanics, "The Secret Tech Problem at Modern Art Museums," 24 June 2019 Literature has proven a fertile source of complex female roles since the dawn of cinema, with Little Women generating its first feature moving picture adaptation in 1917. Marley Marius, Vogue, "8 Stirring Tales of Sisterhood Adapted From the Page to the Silver Screen (That Aren’t Greta Gerwig’s Little Women)," 13 July 2018 Love the way artists experiment with moving pictures and you’ll likely be entranced, and for quite a number of hours; this is a big and time-consuming show. Steve Johnson,, "MCA's new 'I Was Raised on the Internet' exhibition asks what the web has done to us," 2 July 2018 The 1930s saw the rise of the Western genre in this new art form called moving pictures. Carol Motsinger,, "Tribute or racial slur: Is it time for schools to give up Native American mascots?," 11 June 2018 Think about the canonical moving pictures of the civil-rights movement. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "When the Revolution Was Televised," 1 Apr. 2018 Kidder is said to have been a prominent moving picture theatre musician of Philadelphia, where his parents now reside., "The Yatko case," 28 Feb. 2018 Geneticist Seth Shipman and his team translated the pixels of Muybridge’s moving picture into a code made from the As, Ts, Gs, and Cs of DNA. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, "CRISPR Goes to the Movies," 24 Jan. 2018 Nagel had decided to try his luck in the moving pictures within a few years of graduating from college, and studio executives were sold on his wholesome Midwestern good looks. Nancie Clare, Los Angeles Magazine, "How the World’s First Movie Stars Made Sure Beverly Hills Didn’t Become Part of L.A.," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of moving picture

1896, in the meaning defined above

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