movie

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

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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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  1. ^ movie” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).