un·​cin·​e·​mat·​ic ˌən-ˌsi-nə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce uncinematic (audio)
: not relating to, suggestive of, or suitable for motion pictures : not cinematic
an uncinematic subject
He took very internal, psychological, philosophical things that you'd think would be technically uncinematic, and he made them incredibly visual.Noah Baumbach
uncinematically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That's so uncinematic. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 29 Mar. 2022 The densely detailed narrative is riveting but inherently uncinematic. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 25 Nov. 2022 In reality, artificial intelligence encompasses a range of techniques that largely remain useful for a range of uncinematic back-office logistics like processing data from users to better target them with ads, content and product recommendations. Karen Hao And Miles Kruppa, WSJ, 29 June 2022 But the movie is stubbornly uncinematic and surprisingly low-stakes. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 June 2022 In most real-world hacking, that rule-breaking plays out within the uncinematic frame of a computer screen. Andy Greenberg, Wired, 1 Dec. 2021 While the script crackles and excites, the film itself is profoundly uncinematic — the style is flat and staid, cutting methodically back and forth between camera setups that are rooted in place, the color palate akin to dishwater. Katie Walsh, kansascity, 22 Dec. 2017 Mrs. Cole is sent to interview the women, and a great scene (one of many) follows: The women are desperately uncinematic and painfully shy, and the newspaper account is all wrong. Gary Thompson, idahostatesman, 28 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncinematic was in 1921

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“Uncinematic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncinematic. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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