Definition of cinematograph in English:

cinematograph

(also kinematograph)

noun

British
historical
  • An early motion-picture projector.

    • ‘The cinematograph of the Lumière brothers showed film at the Grand Café of the Boulevard des Capucines.’
    • ‘You shall call a fine film the one that gives you an exalted idea of the cinematograph.’
    • ‘The northern variety palaces were, as elsewhere, venues of mass entertainment where the kinematograph was a curiosity attached at the end of the bill.’
    • ‘In 1911, the province of Ontario passed an act to regulate theatres and ‘cinematographs’ and establish a Board of Censors, the first in North America.’
    • ‘‘The cinematograph is an invention without a future,’ Louis Lumière declared, ‘but at least it has a past.’’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French cinématographe, from Greek kinēma, kinēmat- movement from kinein to move.

Pronunciation:

cinematograph

/ˌsinəˈmadəɡraf/