photoplay

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NounEdit

photoplay (plural photoplays)

  1. a theatrical play that has been filmed for showing as a movie.
  2. a novel adapted from a movie and illustrated with photographic stills taken from the film. Usage largely confined to the silent era of Hollywood.
  3. a term used by certain newspapers of the 1910s referring to the movie itself; sometimes used interchangeably with the term "motion picture."
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