Definition of movie in English:

movie

noun

North American
  • 1A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a theater or on television; a motion picture.

    • ‘The only thing missing was music playing in the background from a movie soundtrack!’
    • ‘Video games join action figures, trading cards and plush toys as summer movie tie-ins.’
    • ‘Yes, scary movies do seem to be for the sole purpose of clinging to someone.’
    • ‘Some movies seem better while you're watching them than they actually are.’
    • ‘Individuals like Ray realized that bad monster movies were basically fun.’
    • ‘There is a movement afoot to release movies to both theaters and DVD at the same time.’
    • ‘My sensibility has been shaped as much by movies and television and pop music as it has by books.’
    • ‘Both movies utilized non-linear stories, but only Pulp Fiction ended in the middle of the story.’
    • ‘Many scary movies have been made about ghosts.’
    • ‘In Sony's case, it helps to own some music and movie studios.’
    • ‘Maybe I've been renting too many teen movies, but I'm craving my slice of the American pie.’
    • ‘The plot draws, of course, from the recently released animated movie of the same name.’
    • ‘Characters in television serials and movies have great influence on the viewers.’
    • ‘Dawson, 25, of Los Angeles, was filming a movie called This Revolution, published reports said.’
    • ‘The Surrealists loved bad movies, seeing them as subversive attacks on the tyranny of narrative form.’
    • ‘When I heard this morning that there were movie premiere tickets to be won, I entered.’
    • ‘I love teen angst movies with moody, atmospheric modern rock soundtracks.’
    • ‘I think we both agree on the importance of the movie theater version.’
    • ‘Ustinov also wrote and directed the movie based on his own play.’
    • ‘These are undoubtedly his most successful movies in a film career which contains a wide mix of the good, the bad and the mediocre.’
    • ‘Estrada, a former action movie star, assumed the presidency in 1998.’
    • ‘Consequently, it provides excellent fodder for a blockbuster action movie.’
    • ‘Summer action movies don't have to be this bad.’
    • ‘Now, you know how I love my zombie movies, so I don't take reviewing such films lightly.’
    • ‘The essence of the Walt Disney company is the ability to tell stories through movies and theme parks.’
    • ‘The underlined movies are the movies on the list that I own.’
    • ‘Finally he picked a design that I had based roughly on a movie theatre.’
    • ‘Like many of you, I watched classic monster movies on Saturday nights as a child.’
    • ‘As far as movies and television are concerned, the total amount we watch isn't likely to change much.’
    • ‘For the past 10 years he has been directing made-for-TV movies.’
    • ‘So you liked the blockbuster movie, but don't have time to read the book.’
    • ‘But I urge you more cynical movie buffs to give this classic a try.’
    • ‘Over the next year, we're going to see several movies based on the events of that day.’
    • ‘Jeepers Creepers is not a typical teen slasher movie, though it easily could have veered off onto that path.’
    • ‘I was a monster movie buff when I was a kid.’
    • ‘So every time a good kids' movie comes out, he takes them to see it before I can.’
    • ‘See Tarnation on a movie theater screen if you have the chance.’
    • ‘But it is, for me, the best American animated movie of the year.’
    • ‘A lot of people are doing lists of their favorite scary movies.’
    film, picture, motion picture, feature, feature film
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    1. 1.1the movies A movie theater.
      ‘we decided to go to the movies’
      • ‘A trip to the movies in Korea shares much in common with a trip to the movies in any other country.’
      • ‘There was this real communal kind of feeling about going to the movies, and I loved all that.’
      • ‘Because you know, going to the movies is meant to be a fun outing, it's meant to be an enjoyable experience.’
      • ‘I am planning to see this movie at least another 2 times while it is still at the movies!’
      • ‘One of the best things about going to the movies, as every regular cinema-goer knows, is the trailers.’
      • ‘A year after the event, the health minister resigned and the government announced that in future heatwaves, everybody should go to the movies because they're air-conditioned.’
      • ‘He would take us to the movies and we loved the way they dressed in 1940s black-and-white films.’
    2. 1.2 Motion pictures generally or the motion-picture industry.
      ‘a lifelong love of the movies’
      • ‘The majority of the ones I encounter are underpaid yet have a great love for the movies.’
      • ‘Like in the movies, big names guarantee a big audience on Broadway.’
      • ‘One of the things I find funniest is invented rituals in the movies.’
      • ‘I teased him that he was like the pool guy in the movies, who goes around servicing all the bored housewives.’
      • ‘He has one of those over the top Parisian accents you hear in the movies.’
      • ‘I grabbed her, picked her up, and swung her around like they do in the movies.’
      • ‘You don't need to be a film buff to enjoy the movies or a football fanatic to watch a game.’
      • ‘When I landed a job at the STAR newspaper I thought it would be like journalism in the movies.’
      • ‘Caine then tells Parkinson about his love for the movies, and the main reasons he became an actor.’
      • ‘Young filmmakers hoping to make it in the movies are showcasing their work next week.’
      • ‘She looked like one of those artificially aged people in the movies, with their grey skin, grey hair and faux wrinkles.’
      • ‘Youngsters will be given the chance to act out some of their favourite scenes from the movies at a stunt camp being run in the city over the summer.’
      • ‘If it wasn't for the one busted knee I could be in the movies now you know.’
      • ‘After 40 years of living in France, only now has this community begun to exist in the movies.’
      • ‘As much of an asset to the movies as he is to the stage, there are many cinema-goers who hope he doesn't stay away from the screen for too long.’
      • ‘The result is incredibly cinematic, and manages not to trivialise the imagination and atmosphere of the movies.’
      • ‘And though the movies are starting to change and we have the odd Lara Croft, there is still a way to go.’
      • ‘Probably the best spider scene ever in the movies is in merely an addendum to a film.’
      • ‘Unlike in the movies, this commencement was long, boring and very unsatisfying.’
      • ‘Believe me it's far more difficult to know what to say to an unconscious loved one than the movies make out.’
      the cinema, the pictures, the silver screen, the big screen
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Pronunciation

movie

/ˈmuvi//ˈmo͞ovē/