pro·​jec·​tion·​ist prə-ˈjek-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce projectionist (audio)
: one that makes projections: such as
: a person who operates a motion-picture projector or television equipment

Examples of projectionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Murphy, a longtime projectionist himself, led the team that found, restored and installed the 70mm projector at his home city theatre in Melbourne, Australia for the Ultra Panavision roadshow release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Justin Kroll, Deadline, 24 June 2024 Mays was at a movie theater in Sioux City, Iowa, when the projectionist stopped the film to make an announcement. Dan Brown, The Mercury News, 18 June 2024 The organization brings together hundreds of workers at festivals, from projectionists to drivers and caterers. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 14 May 2024 Similarly, Cinema Paradiso tells the story of a child, Salvatore (played by Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, and Jacques Perrin at different ages), who falls in love with the flickering screen as he is introduced to it through the eyes of local projectionist, Alfredo (Phillipe Noiret). Maureen Lee Lenker,, 7 Mar. 2023 See all Example Sentences for projectionist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of projectionist was in 1919

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“Projectionist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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pro·​jec·​tion·​ist prə-ˈjek-sh(ə-)nəst How to pronounce projectionist (audio)
: a person who operates a motion-picture projector or television equipment
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