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)”).
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/
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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.ɪ.mə/, /ˈsɪn.ɪ.mɑː/
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- (countable) A movie theatre, a movie house
- (film, uncountable) Films collectively.
- Despite the critics, he produced excellent cinema.
- (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 […] .
- (film, uncountable) The art of making films and movies; cinematography
- Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers […] .
- Synonym: seventh art
- → Hindi: सिनेमा (sinemā)
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cinema m (plural cinemes)
cinema m (invariable)
- (art and industry) cinema
- Il cinema è una lingua universale. —Pier Paolo Pasolini
- Cinema is a universal language.
- (movie theatre) cinema, movie theater, film theatre
cinema m (plural cinemas)
- cinema; movie theater (building where films are shown to an audience)
- (uncountable) cinema (the art or industry of making films)
- Synonym: cinematografia
- cinema (films from a particular place or of a particular style as a group)