- a sequence of consecutive still images photographed in a series by a specially designed camera (motion-picture camera ) and thrown on a screen by a projector (motion-picture projector ) in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement: Jean Cocteau produced some of the most innovative motion pictures of the postwar era.
- such a video sequence recorded and played in other media formats, as VHS or digital video: Critics have given mixed reviews to the new trend of feature-length motion pictures shot on smartphones.
Origin of motion picture
OTHER WORDS FROM motion picturemo·tion-pic·ture, adjective
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How to use motion picture in a sentence
The FBI’s 1954 assessment of Disney was that he was reliable, cooperative, and “extremely prominent in the motion picture industry,” and that year he became an approved FBI contact for the bureau’s “Special Agent in Charge” in Los Angeles.The Disneyfication of Atomic Power - Issue 107: The Edge|Jacob Darwin Hamblin|October 6, 2021|Nautilus
The oldest examples of products appearing in films date all the way back to the invention of motion pictures, when the Lever Brothers’ Sunlight Soap appeared in the Lumiere films in Europe in 1896.Some product placement resonates with TV viewers more. Here’s the trick.|Beth L. Fossen/The Conversation|September 8, 2021|Popular-Science
But, as covered in the OZY history podcast Flashback, Le Prince vanished on that train … and motion picture history left the station without him.Take Your Ears to the Movies|Nick Fouriezos|April 23, 2021|Ozy
Ray-tracing has been the big story in PC gaming over the past year or so—before, the tech was typically only for the motion picture industry to render high-quality digital effects, but now it’s quickly becoming the standard in terms of video games.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing|Stan Horaczek|November 9, 2020|Popular-Science
I look at games as being in a similar positions as motion pictures were in the beginning of the 20th century.Video Games May Be Key to Keeping World War II Memory Alive. Here Are 5 WWII Games Worth Playing, According to a Historian|Olivia B. Waxman|August 27, 2020|Time
I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.How Good Dads Can Change the World|Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss|Michael Daly|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is just no way of selling this picture with an innocent defense like, “she just asked for a snap.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I noticed a picture of her daughter, who was my classmate, and out of curiosity visited her page.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She looked from the picture to her daughter, with a frightful glare, in their before mild aspect.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In this situation we waited the motion of the enemy, without perceiving any advancement they made towards us.
These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for motion picture
- a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
- a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc