[ foh-tuh-pley ]
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  1. a motion-picture scenario; screenplay.

Origin of photoplay

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; photo- + play

Other words from photoplay

  • pho·to·play·er, noun

Words Nearby photoplay Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use photoplay in a sentence

  • It was fully an hour before Consuello and her sweetheart in the photoplay began rehearsing.

    Spring Street | James H. Richardson
  • Do not let the length of the commercial film tyrannize over your mind, O young art museum photoplay director.