movie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moving (picture) +‎ -ie. Attested since at least 1912 (if not 1908)[1], originally American English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmuːvi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːvi
A screenshot of a black-and-white movie

Noun[edit]

movie (plural movies)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) A recorded sequence of images displayed on a screen at a rate sufficiently fast to create the appearance of motion.
  2. (usually plural, chiefly Canada, US) A cinema.
    Let's go to the movies.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Bengali: মুভী (mubhi), মুভি (mubhi)
  • Japanese: ムービー (mūbī)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ movie” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

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