Definition of cinematic in US English:

cinematic

adjective

  • 1Relating to motion pictures.

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

/ˌsɪnəˈmædɪk//ˌsinəˈmadik/