- a principal division or section of a sonata, symphony, or the like.
- motion; rhythm; time; tempo.
Origin of movement
Synonyms for movement
Antonyms for movement
Related Words for movementdevelopment, evolution, shift, move, flow, exercise, act, action, progress, operation, change, migration, group, faction, trend, transfer, unrest, crusade, tendency, party
Examples from the Web for movement
Contemporary Examples of movement
Even in the parts of the movement he does cover, some people and efforts are missing.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality
December 30, 2014
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.
It happened and it was a group of maybe 200 in a movement that has drawn tens of thousands in New York alone.The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
And I would like for this generation to define its own movement.Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education
December 21, 2014
Historical Examples of movement
Mr. Gladstone may be regarded as the pioneer of the movement.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
But Jeff Rankin swept all argument away with a movement of his big paws.Way of the Lawless
There was a movement in her throat as though she swallowed something hard.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Nevertheless, not one movement of young Ried escaped the notice of some of them.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
So vigorous was her movement that Cassidy's clasp was thrown off the wrist.Within the Law
- the act, process, or result of moving
- an instance of moving
- a group of people with a common ideology, esp a political or religious one
- the organized action of such a group
- the evacuation of the bowels
- the matter evacuated
late 14c., from Old French movement "movement, exercise; start, instigation" (Modern French mouvement), from Medieval Latin movimentum, from Latin movere (see move (v.)). In the musical sense of "major division of a piece" it is attested from 1776; in the political/social sense, from 1828. Related: Movements.
In music, a self-contained division of a long work; each movement usually has its own tempo. A long, undivided composition is said to be in one movement.