cinema

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: cinéma and cínemą

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cinéma, shortening of cinématographe (term coined by the Lumière brothers in the 1890s), from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kinēma, movement)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinema (countable and uncountable, plural cinemas)

  1. (countable) A film.
  2. (countable) A movie theatre, a movie house
    The cinema is right across the street from the restaurant.
  3. (film, uncountable) Film or movies as a group.
    Despite the critics, he produced excellent cinema.
  4. (film, uncountable) The film and movie industry.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, 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.
    In the long history of Spanish cinema [] .
  5. (film, uncountable) The art of making films and movies.
    Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers [] .

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ca

Noun[edit]

cinema m (plural cinemes)

  1. cinema

Related terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From French cinéma, from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kinēma, movement)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtʃiː.ne.ma], /ˈtʃinema/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cì‧ne‧ma

Noun[edit]

cinema m (invariable)

  1. (art and industry) cinema
    Il cinema è una lingua universale.   —Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Cinema is a universal language.
  2. (movie theatre) cinema, movie theater, film theatre

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cinéma, from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kinēma, movement)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinema m

  1. cinema, film theatre

Related terms[edit]