[sin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf]Chiefly British
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to photograph with a motion-picture camera.

Origin of cinematograph

1895–1900; < French cinématographe, equivalent to cinémat- (< Greek kīnēmat-, stem of kī́nēma motion) + -o- -o- + -graphe -graph
Related formscin·e·mat·o·graph·ic [sin-uh-mat-uh-graf-ik] /ˌsɪn əˌmæt əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivecin·e·mat·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cinematographed

Historical Examples of cinematographed

  • The map of the world's commerce was cinematographed upon his brain.

  • Yet his eye movements could have been cinematographed, and his eye adjustments have been described minutely in a dozen treatises.

    The Beautiful

    Vernon Lee

British Dictionary definitions for cinematographed


  1. a combined camera, printer, and projector
  1. to take pictures (of) with a film camera

Word Origin for cinematograph

C19 (earlier spelling kinematograph): from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion + -graph
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