moving picture

noun

Examples of moving picture in a Sentence

in the 20th century moving pictures became an important form of artistic expression
Recent Examples on the Web Under the guidance and vision of lead director and executive producer Sydney Freeland, these moments are beautiful displays of inclusivity and what is now possible in moving pictures and television. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 10 Jan. 2024 It’s primarily done with compositing techniques and in some cases could be thought of as a moving picture equivalent of Photoshop touch ups. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Dec. 2023 Per usual, Snyder applies his go-big-then-go-even-bigger methodology to this mood board of a moving picture, applying a signature style that can simply be described as an endless 10-ton KABOOM! David Fear, Rolling Stone, 18 Dec. 2023 Some medical practices offer 3D (high quality and lifelike) and 4D (moving picture) ultrasounds, which may help doctors detect specific fetal abnormalities and congenital disorders. Tricia O'Brien, Parents, 11 July 2023 From the very beginning, the listings, covering art, the theatre, moving pictures, and dinner-and-dancing venues, were quippy, incredibly cheeky, and brutally astute. The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 In fact, scientists have speculated that fire was once used near petroglyphs to create a moving picture effect. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of moving picture was in 1894

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“Moving picture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moving%20picture. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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