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cinematographer

[sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fer]
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noun
  1. a person whose profession is motion-picture photography.
  2. director of photography.
Also especially British, cin·e·ma·tog·ra·phist [sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fist] /ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fɪst/.

Origin of cinematographer

First recorded in 1895–1900; cinematograph + -er1
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Word Origin and History for cinematographer

n.

1897, agent noun from cinematograph (see cinematography).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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