Lumière

[ ly-myer ]
/ lüˈmyɛr /

noun

Au·guste Ma·rie Louis Ni·co·las [oh-gyst ma-ree lwee nee-kaw-lah], /oʊˈgüst maˈri lwi ni kɔˈlɑ/, 1862–1954, and his brother, Louis Jean [lwee zhahn], /lwi ʒɑ̃/, 1864–1948, French chemists and manufacturers of photographic materials: inventors of a motion-picture camera (1895) and a process of color photography.

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British Dictionary definitions for Lumière

Lumière
/ (French lymjɛr) /

noun

Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas (oɡyst mari lwi nikɔlɑ). 1862–1954, and his brother, Louis Jean (lwi ʒɑ̃), 1864–1948, French chemists and cinema pioneers, who invented a cinematograph and a process of colour photography
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