Definition of cinematic in English:

cinematic

adjective

  • 1Relating to the cinema:

    ‘cinematic output’
    • ‘All I do know is that it contains one of the funniest moments in cinematic history.’
    • ‘Taghmaoui began his cinematic career at the top, starring in La Haine.’
    • ‘In the history of cinematic sex scenes, this must be the most embarrassing.’
    • ‘The year's cinematic output had everything to do with the complex cultural climate.’
    • ‘Amateur film gives us access to people and places absent from other cinematic representations.’
    • ‘Once a cinematic darling, Woody Allen has tested his fan base over the past decade.’
    • ‘Godard's cinematic practice emerged from his years of watching film and from his film criticism.’
    • ‘This is a perfect example of some fairly standard cinematic cliches being invigorated by a new perspective.’
    • ‘The theme of fluidity here becomes inscribed into the cinematic space.’
    • ‘It was Surrealist Luis Buñuel who first introduced Sade into the cinematic realm.’
    • ‘Don't take someone to this film if you're trying to impress them with your cinematic taste.’
    • ‘His sporadic cinematic output has been combined with fierce public attacks on the general media situation.’
    • ‘It might be worth a second viewing just to catch all of the cinematic trickery employed.’
    • ‘Her films could be the films that influence their audience to seek out smaller, more challenging cinematic treats.’
    • ‘It is, perhaps, an appropriate time to release a cinematic biopic on the life of Alfred Kinsey at the moment.’
    • ‘There are scenes of cinematic perfection that steal your heart away.’
    • ‘It is a moving cinematic experience that is also filled with comic touches and genuine human emotions.’
    • ‘Roman Polanski is a director who has almost made cinematic experimentation a trademark.’
    • ‘Why is it that every new cinematic vision of the future is bathed in pessimism and bleakness?’
    • ‘If anything I think that speaks as a testament to the power of the cinematic medium.’
    realistic, true to life, representational, faithful, authentic, exact, precise, detailed, vivid, graphic, natural, naturalistic, convincing, undistorted
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    1. 1.1 Having qualities characteristic of films:
      ‘the cinematic feel of their video’
      • ‘The film was unexpectedly cinematic, lending a savage beauty to the east Midlands suburbs where it was set.’
      • ‘The film has a romance that makes it a cinematic experience amid some tough subject matter.’
      • ‘His videos are not really cinematic; they are a series of contact sheets come to life.’
      • ‘There's nothing cinematic about nerdy guys doing things you don't understand on computer screens.’
      • ‘If Caravaggio were alive today, he would have loved the cinema; his paintings have a cinematic quality.’
      • ‘The music has a cinematic quality which conjures up images of film noir classics.’
      • ‘The story unfolded with a certain cinematic quality.’
      • ‘The toughest part was taking a very talky play and making it cinematic.’
      • ‘Despite or because of this, the film succeeds as an attempt at a purely cinematic art.’
      • ‘The movie is filmed in a soft, fuzzy cinematic style.’
      • ‘One needn't actually play the games to appreciate their cinematic qualities.’
      • ‘This film was a lot more fun, I think, and a lot more cinematic.’
      • ‘The cinematic look of the film deserves commendation alone and the director is a talent to look out for.’
      • ‘I was going for a more cinematic feel and I think people associate that with American style.’
      • ‘Her music already has a cinematic quality about it, and it is a facet of her sound she'd love to explore further.’
      • ‘For in this French film Jaoui gives us not a stylised cinematic vision of life but a sketch of it in all its banality.’

Pronunciation:

cinematic

/sɪnɪˈmatɪk/