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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sin-uh-muh]
    • /ˈsɪn ə mə/
    • /ˈsɪnəmə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sin-uh-muh]
    • /ˈsɪn ə mə/

Definitions of cinema word

  • countable noun cinema A cinema is a place where people go to watch films for entertainment. 3
  • singular noun cinema You can talk about the cinema when you are talking about seeing a film in a cinema. 3
  • uncountable noun cinema Cinema is the business and art of making films. 3
  • noun cinema a place designed for the exhibition of films 3
  • noun cinema (as modifier) 3
  • noun cinema a film theater 3

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Origin of cinema

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900; short for cinematograph

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Cinema


cinema popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cinema usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cinema

noun cinema

  • movie theater — a motion-picture theater.
  • film — a thin layer or coating: a film of grease on a plate.
  • show — to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display.
  • silver screen — motion pictures; the motion-picture industry: a star of the silver screen.
  • movie house — a motion-picture theater.

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