cinema verite

cin·e·ma vé·ri·té
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sin-uh-muh vey-ree-tey]
    • /ˈsɪn ə mə veɪ riˈteɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sin-uh-muh vey-ree-tey]
    • /ˈsɪn ə mə veɪ riˈteɪ/

Definitions of cinema verite words

  • noun cinema verite films characterized by subjects, actions, etc, that have the appearance of real life 3
  • noun cinema verite a form of documentary film in which a small, hand-held camera and unobtrusive techniques are used to record scenes under the most natural conditions possible 3
  • noun cinema verite a technique of documentary filmmaking in which the camera records actual persons and events without directorial control: introduced in France in the 1950s. 1
  • noun cinema verite a film using this technique or a simulation of it. 1
  • noun cinema verite film style: reportage 1
  • noun cinema verite Anglicised spelling of cinéma vérité. 0

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Origin of cinema verite

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
1960-65; < French cinéma-vérité literally, cinema-truth, coined as a translation of Russian kinoprávda, a documentary technique developed by the Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov (1896-1954)

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cinema verite popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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