Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cinema”

See all translations

cinema

noun uk   /ˈsɪn.ə.mə/ us  
A2 [C] mainly UK ( US usually movie theater) a theatre where people pay to watch films: The town no longer has a cinema. a cinema ticketthe cinema C1 mainly UK ( US usually the movies) the business of making films: He was well known for his work in the cinema.go to the cinema ( US also go to the movies) to go to watch a film
More examples
Translations of “cinema”
in Korean 극장, 영화 산업…
in Arabic سينَما, دار عَرْض, الفَنّ السينَمائي…
in French cinéma…
in Turkish sinema, sinema endüstrisi…
in Italian cinema…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電影院…
in Russian кинотеатр, кинематограф…
in Polish kino, kinematografia…
in Spanish Cine…
in Portuguese cinema…
in German das Kino…
in Catalan cinema…
in Japanese 映画館, 映画産業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电影院…
(Definition of cinema from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cinema?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cinema” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More