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cinema

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈsɪn·ə·mə/
movies, or the art or business of making movies: [U] Her lectures on the cinema were very interesting. esp. CdnBr A cinema is also a movie theater: [C] We’d already been to the local cinema twice that week.
cinematic
adjective  us   /ˌsɪn·əˈmæt̬·ɪk/
The cinematic effects in this film are utterly remarkable.
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