Definitions for Cinemaˈsɪn ə mə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cin•e•maˈsɪn ə mə(n.)(pl.)-mas.

  1. the cinema, motion pictures, as an art or industry.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. a motion-picture theater.

    Category: British, Showbiz

Origin of cinema:

1905–10; short for cinematograph


Princeton's WordNet

  1. film, cinema, celluloid(noun)

    a medium that disseminates moving pictures

    "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"

  2. cinema, movie theater, movie theatre, movie house, picture palace(noun)

    a theater where films are shown

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cinema(noun)ˈsɪn ə mə

    the film-making industry

    ***one of the best directors in cinema

  2. cinemaˈsɪn ə mə

    ***movie theater

    ***We're going to the cinema.


  1. cinema(Noun)

    a film

  2. cinema(Noun)

    a movie theatre, a movie house

    The cinema is right across the street from the restaurant.

  3. cinema(Noun)

    film or movies as a group

    Despite the critics, he produced excellent cinema.

  4. cinema(Noun)

    the film and movie industry

    In the long history of Spanish cinema....

  5. cinema(Noun)

    the art of making films and movies

    Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers....

  6. Origin: From cinéma, shortening of cinématographe (term coined by the in the 1890s), from

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cinema' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4722

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cinema' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3923

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cinema' in Nouns Frequency: #1713

Anagrams of Cinema

  1. came in

  2. anemic

  3. iceman

Translations for Cinema

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a building in which films are shown

He enjoys going to the cinema but he prefers the theatre.

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