Cinema - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪnəmə|  American pronunciation of the word cinema
Brit.  |ˈsɪnɪmə|  British pronunciation of the word cinema

noun

- a medium that disseminates moving pictures(syn: celluloid, film)

this story would be good cinema

- a theater where films are shown

Examples

We drove by the cinema to see what was playing.

It's on at the local cinema.

a leading figure in Italian cinema

this story would be good cinema

John came along with us to the cinema.

...the cinema was a place where we could disburden ourselves of our cares, if only for a couple of hours...

I hate lining up in the cold to go to a cinema.

I hate queueing up in the cold to get into a cinema.

Television has robbed the cinema of its former popularity.

I live bang opposite the cinema.

The Venice Film Festival has always been the showcase of Italian cinema.

We decided to go to the cinema.

'La Grande Illusion' is one of the classics of French cinema.

The project forms part of a larger project investigating the history of the cinema.

Film-goers began to form a line outside the cinema.

Word forms

noun
singular: cinema
plural: cinemas
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