Definition of Hollywood in English:

Hollywood

proper noun

  • 1A district of Los Angeles, the principal centre of the American film industry.

    1. 1.1 The American film industry and the lifestyles of the people associated with it.
      ‘he was never seduced by the glitz and money of Hollywood’
      • ‘His colourful and controversial lifestyle made him sound like a character in a Hollywood film.’
      • ‘The measure of success of any Hollywood film is its opening weekend.’
      • ‘Some of the violence in the film is as brutal as you'll find in any Hollywood crime thriller.’
      • ‘Her novel was a worldwide hit and was made into a Hollywood film.’
      • ‘But there is something romantic about it all, as if maybe life could be like a Hollywood musical after all.’
      • ‘Now, more than a decade later, Edwards is set for a return to the public eye as his life story is turned into a Hollywood movie.’
      • ‘He has got her an appointment with a Hollywood producer who wants to have an Indian actress in his film.’
      • ‘I had a Hollywood agent, and had all sorts of invitations, and everybody talked to me.’
      • ‘He was popular with the ladies and had a Hollywood smile.’
      • ‘He has aimed for the top since his early days, when he set his sights on being a Hollywood big shot.’
      • ‘At this point, he found a Hollywood agent and began concentrating on his film career.’
      • ‘Certainly, Scott has shied away from making it a Hollywood movie in which the good guys win and the bad guys lose.’
      • ‘The cinema club was set up in September to provide a monthly showing of a Hollywood blockbuster.’
      • ‘The audience was certainly treated to a fantastic evening that looked and even felt like a Hollywood production.’
      • ‘He has had a crack at cinema as well, grabbing a role in a Hollywood production dubbed Jungle Boy.’
      • ‘Between them they portray a host of colourful characters in a small Irish village all wanting to be extras in a Hollywood film.’

Pronunciation

Hollywood

/ˈhɒlɪwʊd/