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or cin·é

[sin-ee, sin-ey]
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  1. a film; motion picture.
  2. a motion-picture theater.
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Origin of cine

First recorded in 1895–1900; short for cinema


  1. a combining form meaning “motion picture,” used in the formation of compound words: cineradiograph.
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Origin of cine-

extracted from cinema
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Related Words for cine

flick, cinema, talkie, picture, show, feature, film, videotape, drive-in, celluloid, screenplay, pictures, bijou, playhouse, flicker, movie, cine, cinematics, cinematograph, photodrama

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Historical Examples of cine

  • Pis′ciform, in shape like a fish: having the form of a fish; Pis′cine, pertaining to fishes; Pisciv′orous, feeding on fishes.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • But I recollect finding him cine day studying a high wall (of the old Oratory Church, since pulled down).


    Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for cine


combining form
  1. indicating motion picture or cinemacine camera; cinephotography
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Word Origin and History for cine

abbreviation of cinema used in compounds or as a stand-alone, 1928, perhaps partly from French ciné (1917).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cine in Medicine


  1. Motion picture:cineangiography.
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