movie

[ moo-vee ]
/ ˈmu vi /

noun

motion-picture theater (often preceded by the): The movie is next-door to the hardware store.
movies,
  1. motion pictures, as an industry (usually preceded by the): The movies have had to raise prices.
  2. motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: gangster movies.
  3. the exhibition of a motion pictures: an evening at the movies.

Origin of movie

First recorded in 1905–10; mov(ing picture) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for movie

movie
/ (ˈmuːvɪ) /

noun

  1. an informal word for film (def. 1)
  2. (as modifier)movie ticket

Word Origin for movie

C20: from mov (ing picture) + -ie
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