Hollywood

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by real estate developer H. J. Whitley, from holly +‎ wood. It refers to toyon, a common shrub in the area.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: hŏlʹ-ē-wo͝od, IPA(key): /ˈhɒl.i.wʊd/
    • (US) [ˈhɑɫ.i.wʊd]
    • (UK) [ˈhɒɫ.i.wʊd]
    • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hol‧ly‧wood
  • Rhymes: -ɒliwʊd

Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood

  1. An area in Los Angeles, known as the center of the American motion picture industry.
  2. (metonymically) The American motion picture industry, regardless of location.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55:
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.
  3. An unincorporated community in Habersham County, Georgia, United States.
  4. A village in Wythall parish, Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire, England (OS grid ref SP0877).

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Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Hollywood (comparative more Hollywood, superlative most Hollywood)

  1. Resembling or relating to the Hollywood movie industry.
    • 2002, Jon E. Lewis, Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry[1], pages 168-169:
      As many critics pointed out, the timely (but mostly tame and light) comedy was not too controversial, but too popular, too American, and too Hollywood to headline a festival that was scheduled to screen the likes of Robert Bresson's Un Feme Douce, Jean-Luc Godard's Le Gai Savior, Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's, Agnes Varda's Lion's Love, Paola Pier Pasolini's Pigpen, and Bo Widenberg's Adelen '31.
    • 2007, Jason Isbell, "Dress Blues":
      What did they say when they shipped you away to fight somebody's Hollywood war?
    • 2013, Marc Raymond, Hollywood's New Yorker: The Making of Martin Scorsese[2], page 68:
      The film is at once too Hollywood and too realistic. It is tied to genre conventions while stylistically following the new code of realism, especially with regard to mise-en-scène and performance.
  2. Of or characteristic of a Hollywood film.
    • 2002, Kirse Granat May, "Golden State, Golden Youth":
      A Time reporter called Reagan "Hollywood handsome and remarkably youthful in appearance", a candidate who had "rattled political seismographs from coast to coast."

Noun[edit]

Hollywood (plural Hollywoods)

  1. A waxing practice that removes all of the pubic hair, unlike a Brazilian which leaves a small strip behind.
    • 2009, Shane Watson, How to Meet a Man After Forty and Other Midlife Dilemmas:
      If you ask the woman who does your waxing she will tell you that everyone is asking for Brazilians or Hollywoods, including Gwyneth Paltrow []

See also[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood ?

  1. Hollywood

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood ?

  1. the American film industry
  2. Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɔliwʊt/, /ˈhɔlivʊt/

Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood n (proper noun, genitive Hollywoods or (optionally with an article) Hollywood)

  1. Hollywood (an area in Los Angeles)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English Hollywood.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌʁɔ.liˈwu.d͡ʒi/ [ˌhɔ.liˈwu.d͡ʒi]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /ˌʁɔ.liˈwu.d͡ʒi/ [ˌχɔ.liˈwu.d͡ʒi]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌʁɔ.liˈwu.de/ [ˌhɔ.liˈwu.de]

Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood

  1. Hollywood (a neighbourhood of Los Angeles)
  2. Hollywood (the American motion picture industry)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood m

  1. Hollywood (an area in Los Angeles)
  2. Hollywood (the American motion picture industry)