[ sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fi /


the art or technique of motion-picture photography.


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Origin of cinematography

First recorded in 1895–1900; see origin at cinematograph, -graphy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cinematography

British Dictionary definitions for cinematography

/ (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /


the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography

Derived forms of cinematography

cinematographer (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfə), nouncinematographic (ˌsɪnɪˌmætəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivecinematographically, adverb
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