Definition of Hollywood in US English:

Hollywood

proper noun

  • 1A district in Los Angeles, the principal center of the US movie industry.

    1. 1.1 The US movie industry and the lifestyles of the people associated with it.
      ‘he was never seduced by the glitz and money of Hollywood’
      • ‘Some of the violence in the film is as brutal as you'll find in any Hollywood crime thriller.’
      • ‘The measure of success of any Hollywood film is its opening weekend.’
      • ‘I had a Hollywood agent, and had all sorts of invitations, and everybody talked to me.’
      • ‘The cinema club was set up in September to provide a monthly showing of a Hollywood blockbuster.’
      • ‘Between them they portray a host of colourful characters in a small Irish village all wanting to be extras in a Hollywood film.’
      • ‘At this point, he found a Hollywood agent and began concentrating on his film career.’
      • ‘He has aimed for the top since his early days, when he set his sights on being a Hollywood big shot.’
      • ‘But there is something romantic about it all, as if maybe life could be like a Hollywood musical after all.’
      • ‘His colourful and controversial lifestyle made him sound like a character in a Hollywood film.’
      • ‘The audience was certainly treated to a fantastic evening that looked and even felt like a Hollywood production.’
      • ‘He was popular with the ladies and had a Hollywood smile.’
      • ‘He has got her an appointment with a Hollywood producer who wants to have an Indian actress in his film.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Certainly, Scott has shied away from making it a Hollywood movie in which the good guys win and the bad guys lose.’
      • ‘Her novel was a worldwide hit and was made into a Hollywood film.’
      • ‘He has had a crack at cinema as well, grabbing a role in a Hollywood production dubbed Jungle Boy.’
  • 2A resort city in southeastern Florida, north of Miami, on the Atlantic Ocean; population 141,740 (est. 2008).

Pronunciation

Hollywood

/ˈhälēˌwo͝od//ˈhɑliˌwʊd/