picture show

[ pik-cher shoh ]
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nounOlder Use.

Origin of picture show

First recorded in 1865–70, in sense “exhibition of pictures” and in 1910–15 for current senses

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How to use picture show in a sentence

  • A richly coloured watering-place slid into view, as in a moving-picture show.

    A Traveller in War-Time | Winston Churchill
  • And would steal once too often, for the moving-picture show, and gets herself into a corner!

    "Persons Unknown" | Virginia Tracy
  • Jim smiled reminiscently and then said, "I'm going to start an ice cream and soft drink joint next to the moving picture show."

    Still Jim | Honor Willsie Morrow
  • I believe Id rather live here, where you can walk to church and school and to the groceries and picture show and everything.

    Betty Lee, Freshman | David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • She quite forgot that he had taken her to a moving-picture show once in two weeks.

    The Amazing Inheritance | Frances R. Sterrett