cinema

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See also: cinéma and cínemą

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cinéma, shortening of cinématographe (term coined by the Lumière brothers in the 1890s), from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kínēma, movement) + Ancient Greek -γράφειν (-gráphein, write(record)).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/
    • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.ɪ.mə/, /ˈsɪn.ɪ.mɑː/

Noun[edit]

cinema (countable and uncountable, plural cinemas)

  1. (countable) A movie theatre, a movie house
    The cinema is right across the street from the restaurant.
  2. (film, uncountable) Films collectively.
    Despite the critics, he produced excellent cinema.
  3. (film, uncountable) The film and movie industry.
    • 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.
    In the long history of Spanish cinema [] .
  4. (film, uncountable) The art of making films and movies; cinematography
    Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers [] .

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Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cinema m (plural cinemes)

  1. cinema

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cinéma, from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kínēma, movement).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃi.ne.ma/, [ˈt͡ʃiːn̺emä]
  • (file)
  • Stress: cìnema
  • Hyphenation: ci‧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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cinéma or a reduction of cinematógrafo, ultimately from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kínēma, movement).

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cinema m (plural cinemas)

  1. cinema; movie theater (building where films are shown to an audience)
  2. (uncountable) cinema (the art or industry of making films)
  3. cinema (films from a particular place or of a particular style as a group)

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