un·​cin·​e·​mat·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌsi-nə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce uncinematic (audio) \

Definition of uncinematic

: 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

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Other Words from uncinematic

uncinematically \ ˌən-​ˌsi-​nə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce uncinematically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of uncinematic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Jessica Chastain shines in 'Molly's Game' | The Kansas City Star," 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, "Funny, moving WWII drama ‘Their Finest’ is the year’s finest movie so far," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of uncinematic

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncinematic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncinematic. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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