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English definition of “film”

film

verb [I/T]  /fɪlm/ us  

film verb [I/T] (PICTURE)

to make pictures of something in making a movie, or to make a movie: [T] Her last movie was filmed in Spain.

film

noun  /fɪlm/ us  

film noun (MATERIAL)

[U] (a length of) dark, thin material like plastic on which you can record images as photographs or as moving pictures: a roll of film I didn’t get my film developed yet.

film noun (LAYER)

[C] a thin layer of something on something else: A film of oil glistened on the surface of the water.

film noun (PICTURE)

[C] a movie
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