a person whose profession is motion-picture photography.

Nearby words

  1. cinematic,
  2. cinematics,
  3. cinematize,
  4. cinematog.,
  5. cinematograph,
  6. cinematography,
  7. cinemicrograph,
  8. cinemicrography,
  9. cineol,
  10. cineole

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for cinematographer



1897, agent noun from cinematograph (see cinematography).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper